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SC allows the UP government to fill 69,000 positions for teachers according to the results declared in May | India News


NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court allowed the government of Uttar Pradesh to fill the vacancies of 69,000 basic assistant teachers in the state, according to the results it declared in May this year.
A court headed by Judge UU Lalit dismissed a number of petitions, including the one filed by the ‘Uttar Pradesh Prathmik Shiksha Mitra Association’ which challenged the Allahabad High Court’s decision to keep the cut marks for the selection of basic assistant teachers in the states.
The association and several other ‘Shiksha Mitras’ individuals had defied the UP government order of January 7, 2019 whereby the scores for the 2019 Assistant Teacher Recruitment Exam were set at 65 and 60 for the general categories and reserved, respectively.
The bank, in its opinion, said that it has registered the presentation of the state government that a ‘Shiksha Mitra’ who has failed to pass the test, would have another chance to compete in the next selection.
The high court said it will be open to the state to give ‘Shiksha Mitra’ another chance to compete for selection as basic assistant teachers.
The court had previously requested the state’s response on the grounds challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict upholding the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to maintain higher cut-marks in the appointment of 69,000 basic assistant teachers.
He had asked the state government to explain why it had changed the previous criteria of 45 percent cutoff points for the general category and 40 percent cutoff points for the reserved category.
The state alleged that the cut to the previous selection process was increased to attract the best candidates and there was nothing illegal in its decision.
Several petitions were filed challenging the May 6 Lucknow court decision of the Allahabad High Court, which paved the way for completing the process for the appointment of basic assistant teachers.
He had ordered the state government to complete the process in the next three months.
On July 25, 2017, the superior court had asked the state government to cancel the hiring of 1,37,517 teachers for the TET teaching assistant position, but to grant them the benefit of experience in two hires.
Six months later, on January 17, 2018, the government had issued the written examination order for the assistant teacher positions for the first time to hire 69,000 teachers.

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