Agartala: The High Court of Tripura on Friday served a notice to the Tripura government seeking its response within four weeks in a petition filed by the 10,323 terminated teachers for recruiting with solace in Group-C and Group-D posts in various departments.

Speaking with reporters, Advocate Somik Deb, who represented the case, said that the single bench court headed by Justice Arindam Lodh heard the petition filed by three teachers who sought the legal help for directed recruitment as solace provided by the Apex Court.

“The terminated teachers had filed a petition in the Supreme Court stating that notice was not served against them by the state government properly. They had approached the High Court and the case was later taken to the Supreme Court,” Deb said.

He also said that after hearing the state government filed a miscellaneous affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the termination facing teachers can be recruited in the newly created 10,618 posts in fresh appointment.

“The state had sought permission from the Supreme Court and the same was stated in the main case by filing an affidavit in the Court. The case was quashed and the court had acknowledged the humanitarian approach of the state government.

However, the state government did not stand on their promise later and asked them to compete through a selection process, which was against the verdict of the Court,” Deb added.

Three teachers including one graduate, undergraduate and postgraduate teachers had moved the court against the decision of the state government to recruit them through written examination. “Justice Arindam Lodh heard the case and after that served a notice to the state government seeking their response within four weeks time,” Deb said.

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Leader of the Joint Movement Committee– a body of the terminated teachers, Bijoy Krishna Saha said that the group-C and group-D posts recruitment can be done as solace was given by the Supreme Court.

“The state government has not listened to the Apex Court and after hearing the single bench judge has asked the state for clarification within four weeks time. The state is doing opposite to what it stated in the Court,” Saha said.

The teachers have moved the court which has asked the state government to clarify their stand and now they are hopeful that justice will be delivered to these teachers.

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