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Trained graduate teachers: HC tells Punjab to extend last date for applications

A Punjab and Haryana high court bench on Thursday directed the Punjab government to declare the result of the December 13 Punjab State Teachers’ Eligibility Test (PSTET) within four weeks and thereafter give two more weeks to the qualifiers to apply for the 6,000-odd posts of trained graduate teachers (TGTs).

punjab Updated: Dec 10, 2015 19:42 IST
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The order came from the single-judge bench of justice GS Sandhawalia on multiple writ petitions seeking directions to extend the last date for the receipt of applications for TGT posts.(HT Photo)

A Punjab and Haryana high court bench on Thursday directed the Punjab government to declare the result of the December 13 Punjab State Teachers’ Eligibility Test (PSTET) within four weeks and thereafter give two more weeks to the qualifiers to apply for the 6,000-odd posts of trained graduate teachers (TGTs).

The order came from the single-judge bench of justice GS Sandhawalia on multiple writ petitions seeking directions to extend the last date for the receipt of applications for TGT posts.

On Thursday, the state government maintained its stand on the issue and showed no inclination to extend the date. Following this, the court decided to issue a direction in this regard.

“It is going to benefit over 1.73 lakh persons who are appearing in the PSTET,” one of the petitioners’ counsel, HS Saini, said.

In its order, the court observed that Punjab had created a similar situation in 2011, when the court had to issue directions to the government to consider extending the last date for receipt of applications.

The last date to apply for the TGT exam is December 12. To get a TGT job, referred to as master cadre in Punjab, it is mandatory for a candidate to qualify PSTET. The 6,000 posts of TGTs were advertised on November 21.