The UP Govt has decide to appeal to apex court against the High Court’s decision of regularizing Shiksha Mitra’s
The Uttar Pradesh state government said that it is going to file a plea in Supreme Court against the high court’s order of regularizing the Shiksha Mitras terming their appointment as illegal.
The Govt also asked the teachers not to take any extreme step in view of reports of suicides in the wake of the verdict by High court.
After the High court’s verdict a 27-year-old contractual teacher who got upset about the courts decision of regularizing teachers has committed suicide at his home in Kannauj on Sunday. Some more suicides were also reported from other parts of the state after the High Court’s verdict.
A special three-judge bench, comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrchud, Justice Dilip Gupta and Justice Yashwant Verma, on Saturday quashed the amendments brought in the state education department’s rules whereby and ordered to regularize the appointments of 1.71 lakh contractual teachers, popularly known as Shiksha Mitras.
The Samajwadi Party government in 2012 introduced the regularization of the shiksha mitras by bringing in the amendments. Nearly 59,000 contractual teachers were regularized in the first phase in June, 2014 followed by another 73,000 in the second phase in June this year.
The court observed saying that the state Govt violated the norms laid down by National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) and also the provisions of the Right to Education Act, 2010 which says that only those candidates could be appointed against regular vacancies for teachers who had cleared the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET).
The decision of the High Court came after a petition filed by Shivam Rajan who challenged the state Govt’s decision to regularize the contractual teachers