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SC Grants Interim Relief Against Displacement of Govt. Teacher in Scheduled Districts in Jharkhand [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 19 Oct 2020 7:50pm

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New Delhi, Oct 14, The Supreme Court Wednesday granted interim relief to over 3,600 teachers in Jharkhand by allowing them to continue in service as it sought response from the state government on pleas challenging the high court decision which had quashed its 'employment policy-2016'.

The Jharkhand High Court on September 21 quashed the policy which prescribed 100 percent reservation for 10 years in grade III and grades IV government jobs for local residents in 13 scheduled districts.

It had also quashed the appointment process initiated nearly four years ago to recruit 8,423 assistant high school teachers in government-owned schools in the districts of Ranchi, Khunti, Lohardaga, Gumla, Simdega, Latehar, East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, Seraikela-Kharsawan, Sahibganj, Dumka, Pakur and Jamtara.

It had declared as null and void the appointment of over 3,600 teachers done till now, against a total of 8,423 posts.

A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R S Reddy, and M R Shah issued a notice on a batch of pleas challenging the high court order and asked the petitioners to serve the copy of the pleas to be served on standing counsel for Jharkhand.

The top court said that looking at the nature of issues involved in the matter, it is of the view that the matter needs early consideration and listed the plea along with intervention applications for further hearing on November 4.

“In the meantime, those teachers, who are working in the scheduled district shall continue to work and shall not be displaced in pursuance of the impugned judgment of the… Continue Reading...

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