Shimla: In a setback to the previous Prem Kumar Dhumal-led BJP government in the state, the Himachal Pradesh High Court quashed appointments of 480 teachers made in 2011 saying these (appointments) were not in accordance with law.

Delivering the judgment, Justice Rajiv Sharma said the appointments of postgraduate teachers under the Postgraduate Teacher Class III (non-gazetted) Recruitment and Promotion Rules of 2011, which have not been published, are illegal.

Higher Education director Dinkar Burathoki informed the court that 220 posts were filled by way of direct recruitment and the remaining through promotion after the notification of the Himachal Pradesh Higher Education Class III Recruitment and Promotion Rules of 2011.

Justice Sharma has directed the state to issue notices to all the teachers appointed for terminating their services within four weeks from the day of judgment.


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