Last month, the UP government gave appointment letters to 31,277 assistant teachers. (HT file)
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Decks cleared for appointment of remaining 37,723 assistant teachers in UP – education

The state government will now be able to finalize the hiring process for the appointment of 69,000 assistant teachers in elementary and upper primary schools in Uttar Pradesh, after the Supreme Court approved an order in favor of the government, an official said.

The UP government had already issued letters of appointment to 31,277 selected candidates last month. Now, the remaining 37,723 candidates will soon receive their letters of appointment as part of the hiring process for 69,000 assistant professors that began in December 2018.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s order regarding the hiring of assistant professors. He said that shiksha mitras who did not have a chance will have another chance. He asked the basic education department to seek approval from the Election Commission of India to issue letters of appointment to the selected candidates as soon as possible.

UP Basic Education Minister Satish Chand Dwivedi said: “SC’s verdict will have a far-reaching effect in providing quality education to students in government primary schools. The children of farmers and workers will have access to quality education. We have already recruited 31,227 candidates selected from the 69,000 positions advertised as per SC order. ”

“I congratulate all those candidates who were eagerly awaiting your letters of appointment. Now, the more than 37,000 remaining vacant positions will be filled according to the SC order. The court also ordered that shiksha mitras be given one more chance. We have no problem with that either. In our next recruitment drive, shiksha mitras will have one more chance, ”the minister said in a video message.

Last month, the UP government granted letters of appointment to 31,277 assistant professors. Of these, 15,933 were general category candidates, 8,513 OBC, 6,615 SC, and 216 scheduled tribal candidates.

SCHEDULE

December 1, 2018: The state government issued a job vacancy notice and the positions were announced on December 6, 2018.

January 6, 2019: The examination was carried out to recruit 69,000 assistant professors.

January 7, 2019: The approval criteria was revised to 65% (97 out of 150 points) for general candidates and 60% (90 out of 150 points) for candidates in the reserved category.

March 29, 2019: Upon hearing the case, the court issued its verdict in favor of the candidates and set 40% and 45% for the reserved and general category candidates, respectively.

May 6, 2020: HC settled the case by defending the state government’s revised eligibility criteria to pass general and reserved category candidates (60 and 65% points) on the exam.

May 12, 2020: The result was declared. A total of 1.46 lakhs of candidates (36.6%) were declared qualified.

May 13, 2020: The counseling schedule was announced for the appointment of 69,000 assistant teachers who will be recruited based on merit and districts of their options and available seats.

Between June 3 and 6, 2020: The assessment of the selected candidates and the verification of their documents were scheduled.

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