HP High Court: Consider candidates with B.Ed degree for posts of JBT

Legal Correspondent

Shimla, November 26

The HP High Court today held that the notification issued by the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) whereby candidates with B.Ed degree were also made eligible for the posts of Junior Basic Teacher (JBT) was binding on the Elementary Education Department of the state.

A Division Bench, comprising Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Justice Satyen Vaidya, declared the recruitment process initiated by the HP Public Service Commission (HPSSC) through an advertisement issued on December 19, 2018, for

the posts of JBT without including the category prescribed by the NCTE violative of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution.

The court directed the HPSSC to complete the recruitment process, initiated in pursuance of the aforesaid advertisement, by considering eligible the candidates with qualifications prescribed by the NCTE through its notification issued on June 28, 2018, besides the already eligible candidates.

The court directed the department to amend the recruitment and promotion rules, 2017, accordingly to avoid any misgiving in the future. It passed the judgment on a bunch of petitions challenging the qualification criteria prescribed by the Elementary Education Department.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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