Direct hiring process of headmasters challenged in HC - ECAS Punjab

Direct hiring process of headmasters challenged in HC

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 22

The Punjab Government's move to fill 50 per cent posts of headmaster and headmistress through direct recruitment against 25 per cent earlier and other amendments have come under the judicial scanner. Issuing a notice of motion, the Punjab and Haryana High Court made it clear that the process of selecting headmasters by way of direct recruitment may continue, but appointment orders would not be issued.

'Violation Of Rules'

  • The quashing is being sought as providing 50 per cent posts by direct recruitment to persons with three-year experience as a teacher was in violation of the earlier provision which provided for filling 75 per cent posts by promotion and only 25 per cent posts by direct recruitment of persons with eight-year experience as a master

The directions by the Bench of Justice Ajay Tewari and Justice Jasgurpreet Singh Puri came on a petition against the state of Punjab and others by Jarmanjit Singh and other petitioners through counsel Alka Chatrath.

Appearing before the Bench through video-conferencing, the counsel argued that the required qualifications for direct recruitments were "below those for promotion".

Chatrath argued that the respondents were proposing to fill up the posts of headmaster by way of direct recruitment, which would be in excess quota. The Bench was told that the petitioners, working as masters in the Education Department, were primarily seeking the quashing of the impugned notification dated August 8, 2018, notifying Punjab School and Inspection Cadre (Group B) Service Rules, 2018, and the amendment made vide notifications dated February 13.

Chatrath argued that the quashing was being sought as providing 50 per cent posts by way of direct recruitment to persons with three-year experience as a teacher was in violation of the earlier provision under the 1978 Rules, which provided for filling 75 per cent posts by way of promotion and only 25 per cent posts by direct recruitment of persons with eight-year experience as a master. The process was being carried out without insisting on the condition of their having passed the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), a mandatory condition after 2010.



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