New Delhi: Finally, the deck has been cleared for the recruitment process of trained teachers in Bihar which had been hanging in balance for past many years. The Supreme Court on Thursday has accepted the list of candidates made on the basis of seniority and roster, and directed the state government to start the recruitment process. It is to be noted that the issue of recruitment of 34,540 trained teachers in Bihar was left ignored since 2006.

After hearing the petition filed against Bihar government, Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice HL Dattu passed the orders.

Before this, the state government counsel Kailash Vasudev, Gopal Singh and Manish Kumar had submitted the sealed list of 1.23 lakh candidates prepared on the basis of seniority and roster to the Supreme Court.

According to details provided by the State government, there are total 34,540 positions vacant for trained teachers  out which 17,270 are reserved for General category, 345 for ST, 5,526 for SC, 6,217 for Backward class-1 , 4,145 for Backward Class -2,  and 1,037 for women from Backward  Classes.

The state government counsel told the court that only 1,084 physical education teachers are required while they have 4,972 applicants for these posts. Whereas on other hand they have only 1,509 teachers to teach Urdu subject against 12,862 vacant positions. 

Agreeing on the state demands, the Apex court has given the permission to reduce the number of vacant position for physical education teachers and to increase the number of position for Urdu teachers.

Moreover, the court has also given the right to state government to take appropriate action against the candidate for submitting the false document at the time of recruitment.
The court also instructed sate government that the candidates who completes 60 years by January 31, 2012 will not be recruited.

(JPN/Bureau)