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Tripura to settle SSM teachers regularisation in 4 weeks

intention to move Supreme Court against the decision of the division of the high court regarding regularisation of service of the SSM teachers

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Agartala: Tripura government on Monday sought four weeks to regularise the service of 5437 teachers engaged under Sarva Siksha Mission (SSM) in the high court while hearing the contempt petition filed by an SSM teacher.

The state government counsel apprised the court that they have no intention to move Supreme Court against the decision of the division of the high court regarding regularisation of service of the SSM teachers and the state government has taken up the matter with the central government to settle the matter.

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“We are hopeful to make all provisions within a month and the issue will be resolved,” the counsel told the court adding that the government had failed to meet up the six months deadline of the previous direction in this regard due to some administrative reason but not intended to dishonour the court,” the counsel told the court.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice A A Kureshi and Justice S G Chattopadhyay accepted the plea and listed the matter for the next hearing on Oct 4.

Earlier, High Court in a judgment on February 23 this year had directed the state to regularize the SSM teachers who have been working since 2009 in different schools within six months. The court ruled to effect the regularisation after the expiry of their five-year term and to provide regular pay scales and pensions.

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