Shiksha Mitra High Court News:
There are various types of discussions regarding the order of the apex court regarding Shiksha Mitras, but the reality is that this order is not affecting the teachers, but if the state government implements the suggestion of the top court. He is sure to suffer a big loss. Not only this, due to the order of the Supreme Court, the pending recruitment also will not be able to proceed, because the cutoff marks from Lucknow bench are waiting to be settled. In fact, the Supreme Court on 25 July 2017 had canceled the adjustment of 1.37 lakh Shikshamitras posted in the primary schools of the Basic Education Council to the post of Assistant Teacher. The court ordered the state government to make two recruitments so that qualified teachers could be selected for the post of assistant teachers. Also instructed to give them relaxation in age limit and weightage points. In compliance with this, the state government recruited 68500 assistant teachers in 2018.
The recruitment process of qualified teachers has been going on since 2018. By the court. The weightage marks suggested to Shikshamitras were conducted before the written test and 41556 candidates were successful. So far, over 45 thousand candidates have been appointed as teachers in four phases, while the fifth phase of appointment will start in the following months. It is to be known that all the candidates were successful in the re-evaluation of the written examination.
On December 1, 2018, the state government started the process of recruiting another 69000 thousand assistant teachers for Shiksha Mitras on the orders of the apex court. Its written examination was conducted on 6 January 2019. On the second day of examination, the government fixed the cutoff marks for recruitment. It was mandatory to get general 65 percent and other reserved classes 60 percent marks. Controversy erupted over recruitment cutoff marks and was challenged in the High Court from where the cutoff marks have not been settled yet. It is to be known that in 68500 teachers recruitment, the cutoff was 45 percent for general and OBC and 40 percent for other reserved classes. The candidates are demanding to implement the same.
In such a situation, the order of the apex court is not giving relief to the teachers, because the recruitment process which the court has ordered to start in six weeks is going on from December 2018. At the same time, this recruitment can be completed in six months, when the Lucknow bench will clear the cutoff marks soon, because the answer key and result is ready, only the cutoff marks are awaited. Not only this, the apex court has suggested to the government to give one percent weightage marks to the teachers for four years of service. That is, Shikshamitras serving twenty years will get only five marks. There is a disadvantage to Shikshamitras, because the state government is already giving them a maximum of 25 marks and 2.5 marks per year of service.