SC stalls recruitment of over 37000 teacher posts
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: The Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to fill up 69,000 posts of Assistant Teachers hit a roadblock after the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the state to keep 37,339 posts vacant while going ahead with the recruitment process over the remaining seats.
The decision came on an application moved by Shiksha Mitras who have challenged the decision of the UP Government to steeply hike the qualifying marks criteria for the Assistant Teacher Recruitment Examination (ATRE) – 2019 from 40-45 per cent in 2018 to 60-65 percent last year. A total of 45,357 Shiksha Mitras working in the state appeared in ATRE-2019 of which 8018 qualified.
The remaining 37,339 approached the apex court challenging the result. According to them, ATRE-2018 and ATRE-2019 should be considered as a single examination and hence the state was wrong in prescribing 40-45 percent qualifying marks in one exam and 60-65 percent marks as a cut-off in the subsequent year’s test.