The three teachers who had filed a case in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) regarding Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) recruitment will be considered for appointment.
The full bench of the Central CAT has passed an order in this regard which reads,Aarti Rana and Simarjit Kaur are declared eligible for consideration for the appointment to the post of Social Studies mistress. In the case of Shalu Chawla,she is declared to have made the grade and becomes entitled for considerations to the relevant appointments.
The case dates back to 2007 when UT Director Public Instructions (Schools) had advertised the posts of teachers for social studies. The qualifications which were required was 50 percent marks in any two of seven elective subjects by the department.
Rana and Kaur had applied for the post and were not invited for the interview even after faring well in the exam. Rana had been ineligible on the premise that they did not have the required combination of subjects for appointment.
Kaur was declared ineligible stating that she had not studies two relevant subjects in the BEd course.
Shalu Chawla on the other hand had stated that after having announced the appointments,the marks obtained by the candidates in the short-listing process were counted by issuing a corrigendum stating the same. Such an action affected the final merit list ousting her application.
The counsel of both Kaur and Rana had argued that the advertisement did not mention anywhere the relevant subjects which would be deemed to be relevant subjects for the purpose of determination of eligibility. Rana’s counsel had further argued that she was holding a similar appointment under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan.
One of applicants had attached information furnished by the NCTE regrading the qualifications that would make them eligible for the post of social science mistress. Moreover,the applications had also given instances where teachers with the same combinations were appointed to the post.
The order has asked for compliance of order within one month from the date a copy is presented in the office of the competent authority.