Agartala: The Tripura government has decided to regularise 962 science teachers within the next week following the High Court order passed in favour of the teachers on December 18 last year.

Sources in the secretariat said that the government has decided to provide all the facilities to science teachers who were recruited on July 2, 2012 and are awaiting regularisation since 2017.

The Tripura High Court had directed the Tripura government to regularise science teachers within the next six months. In this case, those science teachers will get all the facilities as regular teachers with effect from July 2, 2017.

According to the government rules, there is a provision to regularise them after five years. However, the previous government did not regularise them. Even the present BJP-IPFT government had not regularised them due to irregularities in the appointment of 10,323 teachers who were terminated during the tenure of the previous Left-Front government.

Since then, a total of 13 cases were filed in the court against the sacked teachers. As a result, the present government is thinking of regularising the science teachers.

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Chief Justice AA Kureshi had ruled on December 18 last year that science teachers should be regularised within six months. In this case, the science teachers will get all the facilities as regular teachers from July 2, 2017.

Sources claim that the Tripura government is examining whether the facility will be provided in cash or through a provident fund. However, the government will regularise all of them within the next week. The approval will be given in the cabinet on Tuesday.

During the tenure of the previous Left Front government, there were 1,450 vacancies for science teachers in 2012. However, the Left Front cabinet approved the appointment of science teachers for a fixed salary of 1,000 posts.

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