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Candidates selected as PGTs protest delay in appointment

ch-L Candidates selected for PGT deemed universities protest in front of the Shiksha Sadan on Monday. (Source: Express Photo by Nipun sharma)
By: Express News Service | Panchkula | Posted: June 17, 2014 4:09 am

As many as 150 candidates, who were selected during recruitment for post-graduate teachers by the Haryana government, led a protest outside Shiksha Sadan on Monday. They were protesting against the state government for not providing appointment letters even a year after they were selected.

The protesters said that in 2012, the Haryana government had advertised recruitment of post-graduate teachers. The next year, results for the same were announced. The protesters contended that the state education board refused to provide appointment letters to the 1,250 candidates selected.

They said the reason given by the government for the delay was a case pending in the Supreme Court concerning universities from where the selected candidates had completed their masters degrees.

However, the agitators said the case concerned technical and professional degrees, while the selected candidates held MA degrees.
They added that the government had asked them for a week’s time to find a solution to the issue. The candidates, meanwhile, plan to continue the protest.

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