Teachers recruitment: HC no to deadline extension
Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday dismissed Haryana government's request for grant of further extension of six months beyond March 31,2012, to complete process to select regular school cadre teachers/lecturers in the state.chandigarh Updated: Mar 15, 2012 19:48 IST
Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday dismissed Haryana government's request for grant of further extension of six months beyond March 31 to complete process to select regular school cadre teachers/lecturers in the state. The court directed the Haryana Staff Selection Commission to brook no delay in completing the process.
The state had failed to make out any justifiable cause for extension of time, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice KS Ahluwalia said while hearing a public interest litigation filed by one Tilak Raj of Ambala.
The petitioner had sought quashing of the orders dated March 27, 2010, by which engagement of guest teachers/lecturers working on contract basis had been extended for a further period of one year i.e. up to March 31, 2011.
The petitioner had stated that many guest faculty teachers were not academically qualified and posts should be filled up on regular basis.
The high court had on March 30, 2011, directed the government for appointment of regular school teachers before March 31, 2012 and that no further extension shall be given to guest teachers working on contract basis since December 2005 beyond March 31, 2012.
It also ordered that from April 1, 2011, there would be no further appointment of guest teachers and if there was any shortfall, the same shall be met by the state by rotating the existing teachers and the selection process shall be strictly adhered to.