HC dismisses Haryana guest teachers' plea on termination notice
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday dismissed an application filed by guest teachers who were put on notice for termination by the Haryana government on Friday.
The detailed order on the application is awaited. The application, filed on Monday, was heard on "an urgent basis" by the single-judge bench of justice Amit Rawal.
The petitioners had sought a clarification on the court order of May 11, wherein the state was directed to dispense with the services of 4,073 surplus guest teachers. In the HC order, it was also recorded that the teachers would be given 24 hours' notice prior to the termination order.
Friday's showcause notices to guest teachers were given to those working as social studies masters, mathematics masters and Hindi teachers in government schools. The notice was served following a May 11 undertaking given by the state government in the high court that it would do away with the services of surplus guest teachers in accordance with the law.
Grand plans come a cropper
*The accused have been identified as Sandeep Bahari and Vivek Gupta, owners of Lotus education society in Patiala, and Vineet Goyal of Bhai Gurudas education centre in Mansa
* More than 3,000 fake degrees were issued by the Patiala-based centre; over 500 such degrees were issued to Mansa students
* The police said Sandeep and Vivek had a plan to open a varsity in Nagaland but it couldn't materialise