3686 teachers of high schools appointed in 13 scheduled districts of Jharkhand have got relief from Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has stayed the decision of the Jharkhand High Court to cancel the planning policy. In addition to this, in addition to 3686 teachers, 637 radio operators, 2184 forest guards and 2506 under-inspectors of police are also relieved. All these will continue to work in their posts till the Supreme Court’s decision comes. Teachers were appointed in high schools in 2018-19. Based on the new planning policy, the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission had advertised for the appointment of teachers in 17,572 posts in high schools.
Of these, 8423 posts were to be appointed in 13 scheduled districts, while 9149 posts were to be appointed in other 11 districts. After the JSSC examination, 8371 candidates qualified and their appointment was recommended. Out of this, 8082 teachers contributed. These included 3686 teachers from 13 scheduled districts and 4396 teachers from 11 other districts.
When and what happened
12.12.18: Case transferred to bench after hearing in single bench
19.09.19: Bench sent a petition to the full bench prohibiting the appointment process
17.03.20: Government adjourns hearing due to case in Supreme Court
22.04.20: The applicant informed about the decision of the Supreme Court and started the hearing.
21.08.20: Full Bench of High Court reserved verdict
21.09.20: Full Bench canceled the planning policy
Jharkhand: Supreme Court stays order canceling appointment of high school teachers
Their appointment may start
Product Soldier 518
ANM Regular 1698
ANM Backlog 287
Graduate level joint exam
Assistant administrative officer 362
Block Supply Officer 223
Block Welfare Officer 139
Circle Inspector 170
Co-operative extension officer 241
Planning Assistant 05
Block Panchayat Officer 123
Number of teachers of scheduled district
Scheduled District Appointed Teacher
East Singhbhum 382
West Singhbhum 343
The Supreme Court was challenged for this reason
Soni Kumari challenged the government’s planning policy in the High Court. It said that this policy of the government is not correct and it is a violation of the right to equality. With this decision of the government, all the posts have been reserved for the people of a particular district. According to the constitution, no post can be reserved 100 percent. Due to this policy, people of the state are being deprived of their right to employment in their state. The applicant had told the court that she was from a non-scheduled district and had applied for the post of teacher in the scheduled district, but her application was rejected.
Explain that after the order of the Jharkhand High Court, an order was issued to terminate the service of 3686 teachers of high schools appointed in 13 scheduled districts. The government has appointed teachers in high schools in 2018-19 under the planning policy.