Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday struck down a government notification for appointed trained graduate teachers (TGT), other than the recruitment and promotion rules provided for.
The division bench of Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Dharm Chand Chaudhary directed the state to reply within two weeks as to how the selection to the post of TGT was permissible without following the normal mode of selection.
Barring implementation of an elementary education department notification issued on 27.6.2012, the bench directed that “until further orders, there shall be no appointment to any post of TGT, medical, non medical & Arts.”
The court orders came in response to a petition by Digvijay Patyal who challenged the government notification stating that the State was not giving appointment as per the rules and norms existing during the commencing of the selection process but offering appointment only on basis of merit of eligibility test.
The government notification had made a provision for relaxing the recruitment process TGT to various disciplines by filling up the posts on merit basis of a Teacher Eligibility Test (TET).
The petitioner has sought the recruitment be done in accordance with existing rules.