By Pradip Chakraborty
Agartala(Tripura ): The Supreme Court’s division bench granted relief to the 10,323 school teachers for another 6 months. The sacked teachers would be able to continue in their service up to June 30, 2018.
The division bench comprising with Justice Udai Lalit and Adarsh Goel granted the petition that was submitted by the Tripura government seeking extension of service of 10,323 teachers. Accordingly the division bench extended teachers service up to 30 th June 2018.
According to law secretary Data Mohan Jamatiya the bench granted token relief to the teachers. The state government had made a plea for one year’s extension in view of critical shortage of teachers and the distinct possibility of the school education system collapsing in the state in the new academic session due en masse dismissal of 10,323 teachers but the apex court bench granted six months extension.
Reacting on the verdict the Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty said that the goverrment will take necessary steps to continue normal education in the schools.He admitted that it would be quite a difficult task .
Though, the education department has made arrangements to continue education in the schools. Teachers will be transferred from nearby schools to the effected schools. The transfer lists are in the process and will come in force from early next