Agartala: The state government, in a fresh affidavit, has requested the Supreme Court to allow appointment of ad-hoc teachers against vacant seats of Group C and Group-D on fulfillment of eligibility conditions and with age relaxations, wherever it is required.
Announcing this, state education minister Ratan Lal Nath, while addressing media persons, said that the division bench of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Vineet Saran on June 19, after hearing a special leave petition (civil), had asked the state government to file an affidavit within two weeks.
The court was hearing a case under diary number 839/2020 filed by Manas Bhowmik and others seeking the state’s stand on their alternate employment.
“We have filed the affidavit within the stipulated time with four points that required permission from the Apex Court. We have requested the court to permit the state govt to consider and appoint these ad-hoc teachers against vacant seats of Group C and Group-D on fulfillment of eligibility conditions and with age relaxation wherever it is required,” Nath said.
He also said that the state government has requested the SC to permit age relaxation in respect of such appointments as prayed against sanctioned vacant non-technical Group-C and Group-D in different departments of the state government.
“The state government seeks permission to give age & other relaxations irrespective of the number of years required to the erstwhile ad-hoc teachers so that they are appointed to various non-technical and direct recruitment Group-C & Group-D posts in departments,” Nath added.
Among other relaxations the state government has requested the SC to allow relaxation in other conditions of recruitment.
“The state government has clarified its stand on providing alternative recruitment for the terminated ad-hoc teachers,” Nath added.
The apex court had upheld the verdict of the Tripura High Court terminating the jobs of all 10,323 teachers. These teachers were appointed on an ad-hoc basis before the tenure ended in March this year.