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Education Secretary summoned for not extending the last date for the recruitment process of primary teachers

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The High Court has directed the Education Secretary to appear in the court through video conferencing on September 22 for not extending the last date for the recruitment process of primary teachers.

The matter was heard before a division bench of Chief Justice RS Chauhan and Justice Alok Verma.
Pauri Garhwal's social worker Anu Pant had filed a public interest litigation in the High Court saying that the CTET which was to be held in July 2020, could be done in January 2021 and its results could come only in February 2021. Meanwhile, the state government has started the recruitment process to fill up 2248 vacancies in 10 districts of the state in December 2020/ January 2021 and the last date for submission of CTET certificate is December 2020/ January 2021. Due to this, those candidates were deprived of applying, whose results came in February 2021.

At the same time, the court was told on behalf of the government that it does not want to relax with respect to the CTET results which came in February 2021. On this, the court has ordered the Education Secretary to appear personally through video conferencing. The petition said that in the past, giving relief to the applicants of Assistant Teacher LT grade on a similar PIL filed by social worker Ravindra Jugran, the High Court had extended the last date for submission of CTET certificate.

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