SC upholds termination of Tripura's ad-hoc teachers

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Published: August 7,2020 11:50 AM
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Aug 7, 2020: The Supreme Court has upheld the termination of 8,882 ad-hoc teachers of Tripura.

Aug 7, 2020: The Supreme Court has upheld the termination of 8,882 ad-hoc teachers of Tripura.



A bench comprising Justices U.U. Lalit and Vineet Saran said, "In our view, considering the fact that the very selection and appointments were found to be illegal and invalid, no other advantage can be conferred upon the concerned candidates. The candidates, if they are otherwise competent and eligible, will certainly have every opportunity till March 31,2023 to get selected for the posts of teachers in the state and by way of additional benefit those who are unsuccessful in such attempts may retain the alternate employment. In our view, it does not amount to any degradation.".





The Tripura High Court in 2014 had terminated the appointment of 10,323 government school teachers citing that the selection was contrary to the provisions of the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993.





The Supreme Court in 2017 modified the High Court order and directed the state government to complete a fresh selection process on or before December 31, 2017. 8882 ad-hoc teachers were terminated on the completion of academic session 2019-20 in accordance with directions issued by the apex court.