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Friday, 16 October 2020

Teachers working for over 4 yrs to be adjusted

Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 15

Less than two months after the Punjab and Haryana High Court called for the state of Punjab to consider sympathetically the case of elementary trained teachers sought to be terminated from service after putting in more than four years, the government has decided to adjust them against available posts. No less than 200 petitioner-teachers will benefit from the development.

The matter was brought to the High Court’s notice after Amna Rani and other petitioners filed nine petitions through senior advocate Gurminder Singh, RPS Bara, Parvesh Saini, Vikas Chatrath, Mandeep Kaur and Jimmy Singla.

Taking up the matter, Justice Harsimran Singh Sethi observed the respondent-state had issued notices to the petitioners proposing termination of their services on the ground that the merit list, pursuant to which the petitioners were selected and appointed, had been revised.

Keeping in view the revision of the merit list, the petitioners were pushed out of the zone of selection. As such, they could not continue and their services were liable to be terminated.

Justice Sethi, on the previous date of hearing, also took on record submission by the state counsel that 2,300 posts had been advertised and were to be filled in the cadre in which the petitioners were already discharging their duties.

Justice Sethi further requested the respondents to consider their case sympathetically to end the litigation as “admittedly the respondents require manpower to execute the work of the posts in the cadre, in which the petitioners are working....”

In case there was no serious impediment in adjusting the petitioners, an appropriate decision be taken by the respondents, Justice Sethi had added. As the case came up for resumed hearing, the state filed an affidavit agreeing the petitioners would be adjusted against the available posts subject to certain conditions.



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