Agitation of 2010 D.Ed aspirants enters 16th day

Decision on proposal seeking appointment of teachers likely soon,says Primary Education director

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 31, 2013 4:31:10 am

The agitation of as many as 50 students from across the state who are demanding jobs for all the candidates who passed the D.Ed Common Entrance Test in 2010 entered the 16th day on Tuesday.

Reacting to the news,director of Primary Education Mahavir Mane,said,“There are as many as 1,666 posts vacant for Marathi medium teachers and 409 for Urdu medium. After the school enrollment drive in 2011,many schools were to be de-recognised. We have already appointed many jobless teachers but 734 still remain. Many schools have moved the Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court which has put a stay on de-recognition of schools. Hence,there is an ambiguity.”

“Currently,there are 3,139 Marathi and Urdu medium D.Ed students who have cleared the Common Entrance Test and are yet to be inducted. We have sent a proposal to the education ministry and are following up with them every day. We hope some decision will come from the ministry soon,” said Mane.

Sachin Kale,a protester who has filed a petition in the court,said,“In 2010,CET was held for D.Ed aspirants for teachers’ jobs in the government sector. As many as 3,002 students passed the CET but none of them were given jobs. The education department kept on delaying the appointments. In 2011,we filed a petition in Bombay High Court and the court directed the government to give jobs by March 31 this year. However,we were not given jobs.”

He added,“We again approached the court and on May 15,the High Court asked the government to issue us appointment letters along with salary from March 2012. Till date nothing has happened and we are protesting.”

Kale had also filed a contempt of court petition against education department in the High Court on July 1.

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