The union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has granted approval to the Chandigarh administration’s proposal of creating 1,130 teaching and nonteaching posts for its schools.
MHRD’s decision taken on March 27 was conveyed to the Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday by the Chandigarh administration. Of the total, 1,108 are teaching posts.
The ministry has cleared that the Chandigarh administration may continue the present practice of engaging masters and primary teachers on adhoc basis.
Petitioner Gurbir Singh Sekhon’s counsel Vishal Aggarwal informed the division bench comprising chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and justice Arun Palli that since December 2013, till March this year around 200 teachers from Chandigarh schools have resigned since they were adhoc teachers and got permanent teaching jobs.
He informed that though the Chandigarh administration has now got clearance of the centre government for filling up teaching and non-teaching posts but these posts should be filled up on permanent basis rather than adhoc.
The court also took serious note of the inspection report filed by Central Board of School Education (CBSE) of all 77 affiliated schools in Chandigarh to report on shortcomings.
The court directed the CBSE to reply for the reason of filing the incomplete inspection report “in a casual manner” which was not having complete data about schools as per the performa. The case would now come up for hearing on April 21.