Dec 13, 2011, 12.16 AM IST | Source: PTI

Vacancies of primary school teachers in UP:HC strikes down ad

Vacancies of primary school teachers in UP:HC strikes down ad

Allahabad, Dec 12 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court today quashed an advertisement brought out by Uttar Pradesh government for vacancies for the posts of teachers in primary schools wherein candidates were allowed to apply from not more than five districts. Justice Sudhir Agrawal passed the order on a writ petition of Sarita Shukla and others who had challenged the advertisement dated November 30, 2011, in which all those who had cleared the state's Teacher's Eligibility Test (TET) were allowed to apply but with the condition that applications must not be made from more than five districts. The petitioners had contended the selection process was to be conducted district-wise and hence either candidates should be allowed to apply only from their home districts or from anywhere across the state and that the state government's insistence on applications from not more than five districts was illegal. Allowing the writ petition, the court directed the state government to bring out a fresh advertisement for the vacancies.

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