HC no to Punjab teachers’ exam for now

HC no to Punjab teachers’ exam for now

Chandigarh, November 23

Less than a week before an examination was to be conducted for recruiting pre-primary teachers, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state of Punjab not to hold it. The direction will remain in force till further orders.

The direction by the Bench of Justice GS Sandhawalia and Justice Vikas Suri came on a bunch of petitions filed by Najar Singh and other petitioners against the

state of Punjab and other respondents.

It transpired during the course of hearing that a notification dated November 11 was issued, mentioning approval of the Council of Ministers that education providers/education volunteers working on fixed remuneration in the Department of School Education would be entitled to specified weightage and concession at the time of recruitment of regular ETT teachers or against newly created posts of pre-primary schoolteachers, as and when advertised.

The upper age limit was to be relaxed up to the extent of experience gained. Additional one-mark credit was to be given per year to a maximum of 10 marks. The weightage and concession were to be applicable in the ongoing recruitment process. But a subsequent notification withdrew the weightage regarding experience both to regular ETT teachers and against the newly created posts of pre-primary schoolteachers. — TNS

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