The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday observed that for a fair selection,written examination and interview of teachers should be conducted in Punjab,Haryana and Chandigarh.
A Bench comprising Justices Hemant Gupta,Ajay Tewari and R N Raina,on Wednesday had struck down the five mark additional weightage given to rural students by the Punjab government. Terming the amendment in rules brought by Punjab as discriminatory,the Bench quashed the amended service rule.
Disapproving the benefit given to rural students,the court held,We cannot support grant of such marks that will tend to warp merit and be unfair to the aspirants who are in search of an opening,a vocation and a livelihood. Eligible graduates may be left out in the calculation of marks over which they can have no control in the grim scenario of merit being determined under the amended rules without a written test or interview.
The Court held,…teachers have to manage classroom work for which they need special abilities,speaking skills,temperament,suitability and psychological testing,which cannot by the very nature of things be fathomed or evaluated without an interview or personal interaction.