A bank composed of Judges Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph, using Article 142 of the Constitution, issued a series of instructions to streamline the process of recruiting faculty and teachers in Uttar Pradesh. “This court has the benefit of Article 142 of the Constitution to do full justice to the parties and we are resorting to it to deal with the chaos that lies ahead of us, that is, a complete adhocism in the way the education system works, through the TGTs and faculty have been working without regularization for years and decades, “the Supreme Court said.
The bank added that concerned authorities should issue an advertisement containing instructions from the court on the matter.
The bank stressed that everyone is responsible for this scenario as the ad hoc arrangement never comes to fruition in properly regularizing or conducting audits so that recruitment could take place. The bank found that, according to the latest additional affidavit from the Uttar Pradesh government, the state is proposing a competitive test for the recruitment of 15,000 TGTs and faculty. The Supreme Court said that the petitioners and applicants, as well as anyone in the context of the complaint, would be admitted to a single examination.
The bank said the authorities concerned should provide benefits to teachers and lecturers who have previously worked ad hoc and come up with a formula that gives both TGT and lecturers some weighting based on the length of service provided. “In the case of TGTs, such a weighting must constitute part of the overall grade, while in the case of the lecturers, such a weighting can be given in the course of the interview. The other aspect is that, besides the weighting, the period of time that has been confirmed that it has been given out as an ad hoc teaching aid and it is counted for the purposes of paying TGTs and faculty, “the bank said.
The Supreme Court ordered the state government and the relevant authorities to set a schedule for regular exams to create employment opportunities and benefit students. The bank recommended completing the hiring in a timely manner to ensure that all teachers are up to date at least by the meeting, which starts in July 2021. “It is appropriate to instruct that the teachers / lecturers currently employing the TGTs and lecturers continue to be employed until the above process is completed and to the extent that the state government grants financial benefits to the institutions. Against appointments, performed under Section 16-E (Subsection 11) of the Act, this is also given to assist the TGT / lecturers, “the bank stated.