High Court refuses to pass injunction on primary teachers’ appointment
A division Bench of Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the state government to go ahead with the recruitment of primary teachers. It also said that the court will hear a PIL that was filed challenging the legality of the recruitment of primary teachers. The candidates who have cleared the TET heaved a temporary sigh of relief but their fate will finally be decided by the court when it will pronounce its final verdict.
A PIL was recently filed at the Calcutta High Court challenging the notification issued by the state government for recruiting the teachers. The division Bench on Thursday said that there is no harm in recruiting teachers following the prescribed norms. According to the court observation, there is no stay order on recruiting candidates who are not trained.
Bikashranjan Bhattacharya who pleaded in favour of the petitioner said that the Centre did not give clearance to recruit untrained candidates after March 31, 2016. He also raised a question as to on which basis the state government was going to recruit the candidates. He also appealed to the court to scrap the recruitment of primary teachers. But the counsel of the primary teachers’ council Subir Sanayal said that according to the rule the successful candidates can complete their training within two years from the time of getting the job.
After hearing to the counsels, the division Bench ordered that the state government can recruit candidates as per the norms. The court has also instructed the state government to clearly mention that recruitment of candidates will liable to be cancelled if the court in its final verdict cancels the recruitment. As per the order of the court, the state government to cancel the process of the selecting the teachers even after their recruitment.