LUCKNOW: The UP government will on June 26 announce a third district-wise selection list of candidates who have qualified assistant teachers’ recruitment exam held to recruit 69,000 assistant teachers in government-run primary schools. Close to 6,000 posts are vacant after two rounds of counselling held last year.
Following chief minister Yogi Adityanath’sdirectives to fill the remaining posts of assistant teachers in a timely manner, the basic education department released a schedule for the third phase of counselling. Accordingly, the appointment letters to the selected candidates will be issued on June 30 post the document verification exercise slated on June28 and 29.
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According to the government spokesperson, the selection and district wise allotment of the candidates will be done through a software developed by NIC. “Under government’s Mission Rozagar, close to 4 lakh jobshave been given in the past 4 years through a transparent and neutral process,”said the spokesperson.
After appointment letters are issued, verification of all educational and training certificates would take place followed by a medical examination by the set medical board of the candidates concerned before the first salary gets disbursed. During the counselling, candidates will have to submit their original documents.
The UP government released the district-wise list of selected candidates on June 1, 2020. The list running in 2,715 pages containing names of 67,867 candidates was put online to be accessed by candidates. In the list, 1,133 seats remain unfilled owing to lack of qualified ST candidates. Following The list, 31,227 appointments were done in the first phase in October 2020, and around 36,590 appointments were done in December 2020. In March this year, the basic education minister Satish Dwivedi announced filling up of remaining posts lying vacant for various reasons including non-joining of the earlier selected candidate. It was also decided to convert 1,133 posts reserved for ST into SC,due to lack of ST candidates.
Prior to these 69,000 appointments, posts vacant after the merit list were moved to fresh advertisements in past years. But this time,the government decided to give full chances to all selected candidates whose names appeared on the merit list since they had passed the written test and are qualified to become teachers.
*On December 1, 2018, the state government issued an order for 69,000 vacant posts and on December 6, 2018, the posts were advertised. On January 6, 2019, examination for the recruitment of 69,000assistant teachers was held.
* On January 7, 2019, the government revised the passing criterion, making 65% (97 out of 150 marks) for general candidates and60% (90 out of 150 marks) for reserved category candidates. This led to candidates approaching the high court.
* On March 29, 2019, hearing the case, the court gave its verdict in favour of the candidates and set 40 and 45%, for reserved and general category candidates, respectively.
* On May 6, 2020, HC disposed of the case by upholding the state government’s revised eligibility criteria of passing reserved and general category candidates (60 and 65% marks) in the examination held.
* On May 12, 2020, the result of written test was announced. A total of 1.46 lakh candidates – 36.6% – were declared as having qualified.
* On May 13, 2020, the counselling schedule was announced for appointment of 69,000 assistant teachers to be recruited according to the merit and districts of their choices and vacancies available.
* Between June 3 and 6, 2020, the counselling of the selected candidates and verification of documents of selected candidates was scheduled to be held.
* On June 3, 2020, the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court stayed the appointment process of 69,000 assistant basic teachers.
* Candidates took the matter to the SC. On June 9,SC which issued an interim order to fill 31,277 posts, with the remaining posts to be filled later after the final verdict of the apex court.
* On October 16, CM distributed appointment letters to 31,227 assistant teachers.
* On Nov 18, SC allowed the UP government to fill up vacancies for 69,000 assistant basic teachers in the state as per the results declared in May 2020.
* After counselling, CM on December 5, 2020distributed appointment letters, this time to 36,950 teachers.
* Post two rounds, close to 6000 posts still remain vacant for which selection list to be announced on June 26.
Source From : Times Of India