Petition seeks end to dichotomy on selection of teachers in J&K

Petition seeks end to dichotomy on selection of teachers in J&K
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Srinagar: The owners of private education colleges have filed a fresh petition before the state high court for making B. Ed. training courses necessary for all teaching posts. The petition was filed by private B Ed colleges’ association president Chaman Lal Vishen.
The petition has expressed dismay over the dichotomy in the government policy in advertising fresh vacancies for the posts of teachers. The petition reads that the petitioners were aggrieved that on one hand the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Human Resource development, department of education and literacy, government of India as well as the J&K government have made B Ed (teachers training course) mandatory for in-service teachers, and they have been asked to submit the degree by 31 March 2019, but on another hand the authorities are making recruitment of General Line teachers without making B Ed course compulsory.
The guidelines are contradictory and decision made in this regard is irrational, arbitrary and unreasonable. The association being a partner of J&K government in the field of education is agitating against framing of contradictory guidelines.
The petitioner submitted that the authorities be directed to make an amendment in the education sub-ordinate service recruitment rules 1979 in which B Ed course has to be made compulsory for general line posts including posts of mobile teachers.
It was also prayed that a direction be issued to Directorate school education, J&K to withdraw all requisitions made to the service selection board for filing up posts of general line teachers in the state of J&K. It was further submitted that JKPSC notification for General line teachers be quashed as the guidelines are contradictory.
The court has issued a notice on this behalf to make it public and parties have been told to file their objections.

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