By :Pradip Chakraborty
Agartala (Tripura) : What would be the fate of 10,323 teachers whose services are supposed to end on December 31 next.
The teachers are anxiously waiting for the Supreme Court verdict that may likely be announced on Thursday .
As per the earlier Supreme Court verdict the services of the teachers would end on 31 st December. The 10,323 teachers have been passing days of uncertainty following the verdict that was passed by highest court in the country.
Though the state government has filed two petetions which includes seeking a years extension of the service of the terminated 10, 323 teachers.The other petition is relating to the stay on recruitment of 12 thousand non-teaching staff. The third petition was filed by two graduate teachers, Pradip Banik and Arvind Sharma who filed a revision petition against the Supreme Court order passed on March 29 this year on behalf of the Graduate and Post-graduate teachers.
The Supreme Court bench of justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Udai Umesh Lalit shall hear the Tripura government’s petition seeking a years of extension on Thursday . The court bench on Monday postponed the hearing of three case related to the much talked about 10, 323 teachers.
The Supreme Court’s decision holds particular interest in the poll-bound state as the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is leaving no stone unturned to wrest power from the Left, is looking to corner the Manik Sarkar government on the issue.
In March this year, the Supreme Court upheld a 2014 Tripura high court order which terminated the services of 10,323 government teachers employed by the state government in 2010 and 2013 as they were appointed by a policy not compliant to the obligatory qualifications mandated by the Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009. The Supreme Court asked the state government to initiate a fresh recruitment policy under the Teachers Eligibility Test as prescribed under the RTE Act by May 31 and complete the process by December 31.