HC dismisses petitions in MCD teachers' recruitment process

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New Delhi, Nov 30 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today dismissed petitions challenging the recruitment process of Muncipal Corporation primary teachers being followed by the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) in 2006.

Justice Hima Kohli dismissed the petitions stating that it was not the right time to stop the process of recruitment as it would affect the education of students in the next academic session.

The Delhi High Court had earlier directed the MCD to fill all the posts lying vacant for primary teachers in the MCD schools till April 2008. Pursuant to the court's orders, the MCD had hastened the process of recruitment and after selecting the eligible candidates, had also changed the criteria and began the selection from the same batch of applicants who had the qualifying marks.

The candidates who had applied for the posts of primary teacher in the MCD schools were aggrieved by the recruitment process adopted by the DSSSB. According to several petitions filed in the High Court, there were a total of 3348 vacancies for the municipal teachers. Out of these, 1600 were filled through the regular process while the remaining seats were filled by the DSSSB on a qualifying marks basis.

The DSSSB said it had called for applicants to fulfil certain criteria. To avoid the process of inviting fresh applicants, they had selected the ones with qualifyng marks and filled the vacant seats.

The candidates held that the process adopted by the DSSSB at this stage was not mentioned earlier when it had advertised the posts.


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