Aspiring high school teachers seek urgent recruitment

Those aspiring to become secondary school assistant masters (grade II) and physical education teachers (grade I) want the State government to quickly complete the recruitment process, as the documents of successful candidates were verified in August last year.

The aspirants from various parts of Karnataka, especially northern districts, converged outside the office of the Department of Public Instruction here on Monday and submitted a memorandum to Philomena Lobo, Director (Secondary Education), demanding an executive order for completion of the recruitment process.

Halted process
The recruitment process was halted following an order by the Dharwad bench of the High Court, after some candidates petitioned it against considering the diploma from the Regional Institute of English, Bengaluru, for the post, saying that course cannot be equivalent to the three-year degree programme.

Aspirants said that the recruitment rules and guidelines for the said posts must be reframed because the court had ruled in favour of candidates who have three-year degree certificates.

When the same problem occurred in the recruitment of primary schoolteachers, the government had completed the recruitment by passing an executive order, they said.

They want the government to apply the same logic and complete the recruitment process. They have threatened to protest across the State if government fails to decide in this regard by the end of February.

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