The Supreme Court has upheld the Allahabad High Court’s decision in the Uttar Pradesh Shiksha Mitra case. The Supreme Court has justified the current cut off of the state government. The court says that the cut off will be 60 to 65. The apex court has said in its decision that all education friends will get one more chance.
UP 69000 teacher recruitment case: dream of broken teachers
The Supreme Court has upheld the Allahabad High Court’s decision in the Uttar Pradesh Shiksha Mitra case. The Supreme Court has justified the current cut-off of the state government. The court says that the cut off will be 60 to 65. The apex court has also said in its decision that all education friends will get one more chance.
In Uttar Pradesh, 69000 teacher recruitment case was hanging in the balance for the last two years, due to which the dream of government job of thousands of candidates was eclipsed. Candidates are traveling around the High Court and Supreme Court and every day a twist is coming. Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi had told the 69 thousand teacher recruitment exam till the Vyapam scam of Uttar Pradesh.
What is the 69 thousand teacher recruitment case of Uttar Pradesh
- In December 2018, the current Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh removed the vacancy for the recruitment of 69000 assistant teachers in government primary schools.
- On January 6, 2019, about four lakh candidates appeared for the written examination for 69 thousand teacher posts in Uttar Pradesh. A day later, the government set the standard of cut-off marks.
- The paper for teacher recruitment exam was 150. In order to pass the examination, the candidates of the general category had to bring 97 out of 150 and the candidates coming from reserved category got 90 out of 150. The cut-off was fixed at 65 percent for general category candidates and 60 percent for reserved candidates.
- Before the 69 thousand teacher recruitment exam in Uttar Pradesh, there was a recruitment test of assistant teachers for 68500 posts, in which the cut off of 40 percent for reserved class and 45 percent of general class was fixed, which was increased this time. 65 for general category and 60 percent for reserved category.
- Some candidates were dissatisfied with the 60-65 percent cut off of teacher recruitment examination. Two groups emerged in the teacher recruitment case, one of which was a group of Shikshamitras and the other B.Ed-BTC. Shikshamitra moved the High Court opposing the 60-65 percent cut-off.
- On January 11, 2019, a single bench of the Allahabad High Court gave its verdict on the matter of Shiksha Mitras. The Yogi government lost in the High Court. The High Court fixed the cut-off of teacher recruitment to 45 for general category and 40 percent for reserved category.
- On May 22, 2019, the Yogi government appealed in the Division Bench against the order of 40-45 cut off of single bench of Allahabad High Court. Candidates with B.Ed. and BTC also filed an appeal against the decision of single bench.
- The matter was heard seven times in the High Court from 22 May to 19 September 2019. Meanwhile, not once did the Advocate General High Court of UP government come. The High Court also reprimanded the Yogi government regarding this. Seeking to call the advocate general in the court, the candidates also staged a sit-in in Lucknow. During this time, the police lathi-charged the students, about which many questions were raised.
- The hearing in the High Court was completed on March 3, 2020 and reserved the judgment. On May 6, 2020, the bench of Justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Justice Karunesh Singh Pawar ruled.
- The High Court, while giving relief to the Yogi government, ordered to be admitted only on the cut-off (90-97) number fixed by the government. The High Court gave the state government three months to complete the recruitment process.
- Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had welcomed the decision of the High Court in the case of recruitment of 69,000 teachers of basic education in a tweet.