SC allows UP govt to fill up 69,000 posts for teachers as per results declared in May

SC allows UP govt to fill up 69,000 posts for teachers as per results declared in May

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Satya Prakash

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 18

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Uttar Pradesh government to fill up vacancies of 69,000 assistant basic teachers in the state as per results declared by it in May.

A bench headed by Justice U U Lalit dismissed a batch of petitions including the one filed by the "Uttar Pradesh Prathmik Shiksha Mitra Association' challenging the Allahabad High Court's decision to uphold the cut off marks for selection of assistant basic teachers in the states.

The top court said it will be open to the state to give another chance to Shiksha Mitra to compete for selection as assistant basic teachers in the states.

The association had challenged the Uttar Pradesh government's order of January 7, 2019, by which the qualifying marks for the Assistant Teacher Recruitment Examination 2019 were fixed at 65 and 60 for general and reserved categories, respectively.

Around 38,000 Shiksha Mitras won't get relaxation in cut-off marks for qualifying as primary teachers in UP as the top court upholds 60-65 cut off fixed by the state.

"We have recorded the submission of UP govt that Shiksha Mitras would be given another chance to compete in the next selection," the Bench said leaving the modalities to be decided by the state government.

It dismissed the appeals of all Shiksha Mitras and rejected all their contentions against the Allahabad High Court's order.

The UP government can go ahead with filling the remaining 37,000 Shiksha Mitra vacancies in terms of the result announced in May this year, it said. With PTI alerts 

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