Physical Teacher Recruitment: High Court gave instructions to appoint BCA as science stream.

Physical Teacher Recruitment: High Court gave instructions to appoint BCA as science stream.

Jharkhand High Court, considering BCA (Bachelor of Computer Application) as a science stream, has directed Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC) to appoint the applicant to the post of physical teacher within eight weeks. Justice Dr SN Pathak’s court heard the petition of Mukesh Kumar Ranjan.

The applicant had said in the petition that JSSC had issued an advertisement in 2016 for the appointment of physical education teachers. In this, the eligibility criteria was graduation with 45% marks in Science, Arts or Commerce. The applicant said that he appeared in the examination and scored more marks than the prescribed mark. He had a BCA degree. But JSSC canceled his candidature saying that BCA degree does not fall in science stream. After this the applicant has filed a petition in the single bench. After not getting relief from the single bench, the applicant filed a petition in the division bench.

The division bench accepted the applicant’s appeal and sent the matter to the single bench of the High Court for reconsideration. Advocate Amritansh Vats, on behalf of the applicant, told the court that BCA is a part of the science stream. UGC’s Gazette publication in 2014 mentions that BCA is an integral part of the science stream. Many similar new courses are part of Science, Arts or Commerce stream.

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