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CAT reserves order on 800 JBT teachers’ termination

April 12, 2019 06:43 AM


CAT reserves order on 800 JBT teachers’ termination

The Chandigarh bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has reserved its order in case of more than 800 terminated JBT teachers. CAT had on May 31, 2018, stayed the termination orders issued by Chandigarh administration regarding JBT teachers. They all were terminated after the JBT paper leak scam made it to the headlines and eventually the administration passed termination order without giving any notice. Both the parties concluded their arguments following which the CAT reserved its order.

As per the petition, advertisement for the recruitment of 489 posts of junior basic teachers (JBT) and 103 posts of nursery teachers (NT) was released along with another advertisement. This latter was for the selection of 548 posts of master, mistresses TGT. For the purpose of transparency and to ensure fair competition on objective merit, the process of interview was followed. The applicants successfully qualified the criteria. After appointment orders were issued, the applicants joined their respective stations and schools. The applicants commenced their service period and continued to perform their services with sincerity and to the complete satisfaction of their superiors.

Meanwhile, JBT paper leak scam hit headlines whereby it was alleged that there were many illegalities in the process of recruitment of employees of PUNSUP and a special investigation team (SIT) was constituted to investigate. After the investigation conducted by the SIT, two FIRs were also registered, one in July 2016 and the other in October 2017. It was pointed out that during the course of investigation, various applicants were harassed to the extent that they were called to the police stations various times, giving written examination in the police station but nothing came out in investigation .Later they were not even regularised and suddenly the administration issued order stating termination of these JBT teachers. To register their protest against they approached CAT

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