Himachal bans SMC teachers recruitment till further orders

North Gazette News/Shimla
Himachal government has banned SMC teachers recruitment till further orders in this regard as the matter is still pending with state High Court.

HP Elementary Education Department in its order directed all schools of the state to stop the process of SMC teachers recruitment till further orders from High Court.

“In view of the directions/orders given by the High Court, it is hereby directed that no appointments/engagements of teachers on SMC basis be made till the representations of all the petitioners are decided within stipulated time period,” an official of Elementary Education department said.

The official said that these directions be adhered to strictly and any deviation from above directions will be at your own risk and responsibility.

It is pertinent to mention here that High Court had directed the state government and petitioners who had filed a case against SMC teachers appointments to file their reply on the issue within eight weeks.

HP High Court had directed the government to examine and consider the cases of the petitioners sympathetically and make decision within eight weeks, and had stopped SMC teachers recruitment till a decision is taken on the issue.