UP 69,000 Assistant Teacher Recruitment: All you need to know about today's Supreme Court decision

Supreme Court on Wednesday delivers the verdict for the 69,000 Assistant Teacher vacancies. Apex Court allows Basic Education Department to upheld the results declared in May 2020. SC in its decision asks govt to given another chance to Siksha Mitras fails in the test.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 18, 2020 17:54 IST
UP 69,000 Assistant Teacher Recruitment: All you need to know about today's Supreme Court decision
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The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday allows Uttar Pradesh state government to fill-up the 69000 Assistant Teacher vacancy, as per the result declared in May 2020. The Apex court dismissing the appeals filed by Shiksha Mitra Association (UPSMA) challenging the Allahabad High Court decision to uphold the cut-off marks, asks Basic Education Department to consult Election Commission for the dispersal of Appointment Letters to the selected candidates. SC also asks state government to give another chance to Siksha Mitras who failed in the test.

Supreme Court bench led by U U Lalit gives the nod to the Yogi government ans asks Basic Education Board to go ahead with the Cut-off marks approved by the Government. Court asks Basic Education Board to fill the remaining 37,000 Shikha Mitra posts in terms of the results of the recruitment exam 2019, announced in the month of May 2020. The 37,000 posts were kept vacant out of total 69,000 after an order that had stayed the selection process.

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On January 7, 2019, the Uttar Pradesh government via a notification decided to increase the minimum cut-off marks to 65 and 60 percentile, for the General and Reserved categories respectively. Following which the candidates moved to the Allahabad High Court and then Supreme Court. The differ in Cut-off marks led nearly 32,629 Shiksha Mitra disqualify for the exam. The notification on increasing of the cut off percentile was issued a day after the examination to fill up 69,000 Assistant Teachers posts. The Shiksha Mitras had challenged the Allahabad High Court’s decision wherein the State's decision to keep higher cut-off marks for the recruitment of 69,000 teachers in primary schools was upheld, says Timesnow.

For Siksha Mitras: The Supreme Court in its judgement gives green-signal to the Uttar Pradesh government's decision on Cut-off marks suffle. SC asks state government to give another chance to Shiksha Mitras who have not got a chance or failed in the test.

According to the TOI, Apex Court on Wednesday, said that the state government’s submission has been recorded and that 'Shiksha Mitra' who has been unable to crack the test (69,000 Assistant Teacher recruitment examination), would be given another chance to compete in the next selection. It is also left In today’s hearing, the bench had said that the state government’s submission has been recorded and that 'Shiksha Mitra' who has been unable to crack the test, would be given another chance to compete in the next selection. The apex court has left it to the state government to decide on the modalities of the exam.

At present there are over 1.50 lakh Shiksha Mitras in the state. The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Uttar Pradesh government to fill up vacancies of 69,000 Assistant Teachres in basic education department, as per results declared by it in May.

On Appointment Letters: Instructions have been issued to the Basic Education department to take permission from the Election Commission to distribute appointment letters to the selected candidates. This hints-out of the early distribution of the Appointment letters to the selected candidates.