Apex court allows NET/SLET as eligibility for selection of lecturers

SC said that NET/SLET is the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of lecturers.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 19, 2015 5:59 am
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Stressing the need for maintaining excellence in standards of higher education, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of the 2009 University Grants Commission Regulations by which NET/SLET was laid down as the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of lecturers in universities and colleges.

A bench of Justices T S Thakur and Rohinton F Nariman dismissed a bunch of appeals filed by M Phil and PhD degree holders, who had claimed that the rule prejudiced their interests and they were thrown out of the zone of consideration abruptly. They claimed it was violation of their right to equality under Article 14 of the Constitution since it was discriminatory.

The bench, however, said: “The arguments based on the Article 14 have to be rejected.”

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The objective of the directions of the Central government when read with the UGC regulations of 2009/2010 was to maintain excellence in standards of higher education, the court said. “Keeping this object in mind, a minimum eligibility condition of passing the national eligibility test is laid down.”

Emphasising upon the requirement of a consistent policy, it said: “There may have been exemptions laid down by the UGC in the past but the Central government now as a matter of policy feels that any exemption would compromise the excellence of teaching standards in universities/colleges/ institutions governed by the UGC. Obviously, there is nothing arbitrary or discriminatory in this — in fact it is a core function of the UGC to see that such standards do not get diluted.”

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    Sajjansingh Thakur
    Mar 28, 2015 at 7:04 pm
    If candidate completed Ph.D.as per UGC2009 rule whether such candidate exempted to qualify NET or NET ramain criteria for such candidate also ? Pl.guide me.
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      RAVIPRAKASH REDDY
      Mar 31, 2015 at 7:41 pm
      i want to full judgement copy & number please send my mail
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        chandan
        Mar 28, 2015 at 8:10 pm
        Great decision by supreme court.... appreciated.
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          Abdul Aleem
          Mar 21, 2015 at 7:02 am
          Very good decision ....thanks
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            KEVIN
            Jun 11, 2015 at 4:09 pm
            BUT WHAT ABOUT QUALITY OF EXAM -PUTTING WRONG ANSWERS AND SAYING - DIFFERNT BOOKS HAVE DIFFERENT ANSWERS- IS THE STAND OF CBSE/UGC OFFICIALS FOR MANAGEMENT PAPER -III OF DECEMBER 2014 NOW HOW WE CAN DEPEND ON EVALUATION PROCESS OF CBSE OR UGC WHERE QUALITY IS QUESTIONED
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              SHIVA
              Mar 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm
              I AM VERY HAPPY TO GET THIS NEWS WHICH BRING ME BACK IN THE RACE SO THANK YOU GOD
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                KUMAR
                Mar 19, 2015 at 11:48 pm
                THIS IS NOT GOOD HOPE FOR FUTURE
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                  Anil Mehta
                  Mar 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm
                  Its a very good decision.....people were obtaining phd degrees from private insutions by money. NET and SLET should be the sole criteria for the selection of lecturers.
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