- Tripura Govt decides to pay same salaries and allowances to 10,323 teachers
- These teachers were losing their jobs on Dec 31 after the Tripura HC order
- SC grants six months extension to Terminated Teachers of Tripura
The government of Tripura has decided to pay the same salaries and the perquisites to the teachers of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan(SSA) throughout their period of extension who are facing a major trouble these days after the High Court’s order of Termination.
SC extends the termination period to six months
In 2014, the High Court of Tripura has ordered to terminate 10,323 teachers those were appointed in the year 2010 and 2013.
The reason given for this termination was they were appointed by a policy not compliant to the obligatory qualifications mandated by the Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009.
After the order of the HC, the future of these government teachers is at stake as these are facing a lot of trouble these days and they are uncertain of their future as well as the date of termination was December 31 this year.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court intervened in the matter after a plea was submitted to it to look into the matter. The Court, for now, has extended the termination period of these teachers to six months as the court has to hear the matter.
After the Court’s relief to the teachers, the state government has also provided with some sort of relief to these educators and decided to pay the same salaries and the allowances during their extension period they received earlier.
As per the Information and Finance Ministry, these teachers after December 31 will be working on the ad-hoc basis in the government schools of the state.
“The Supreme Court on December 14 also ordered that the teachers’ jobs after December 31 would be on an ad-hoc basis. The Cabinet on Tuesday decided to give the same salaries, allowances, and other benefits during the extended six-month period,” the Information and Finance minister said.
In an apparent move to circumvent the Supreme Court order, the Tripura government had in May announced the recruitment of 12,000 non-teaching staff in the Education Department, ostensibly to “accommodate” these teachers.
“Those among the 10,323 teachers who do not qualify in the teachers’ eligibility test (TET) can apply for the non-teaching staff, whose recruitment will start after the Supreme Court withdraws its ban on the recruitment to 12,000 non-teaching staff posts,” Minister added.