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HC issues notice to Tripura govt for retrenched teachers

After admitting the petition Justice Arindam Lodh asked the government to file a reply within four weeks.

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Agartala: The High Court of Tripura issued a notice to the state government seeking a reply over the proposition of direct recruitment of 10,323 retrenched teachers in identified posts of Group C and Group D after hearing a petition of the intending candidates.

The petitioners stated that the judgment of Supreme Court has clearly mentioned the Group C and Group D appointments could be given to the terminated teachers as solace. But, the state government had called a written test in which the retrenched teachers were asked to participate with other unemployed youth, which was an utter violation of the apex court’s direction.

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According to the petitioners, there was a radical difference between what the government told the Supreme Court through affidavit and what they were actually doing in the process. Most of the jobless teachers were aged and for long they were far from the process of competitive exams but the state government forced them to sit with the freshers and obviously, based on merit selection will be done.

“The method Tripura government adopted is not at all a solace to the victim teachers, rather an attempt to eliminate them through a process, which is the complete violation and contempt of Supreme Court order,” the petitioners’ advocate Shamik Deb told the court.

After admitting the petition Justice Arindam Lodh asked the government to file a reply within four weeks.

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