Punjab School Education Dept Cancels Appointment letters of 4,161 Master Cadre Teachers

Rozana Spokesman

News, Punjab

The Revised merit list will be prepared and the appointment letter will be issued soon

Punjab & Haryana High Court

CHANDIGARH: On the orders of the Punjab-Haryana High Court, the Punjab School Education Department on Monday canceled the appointment letters issued in January for 4,161 posts of Master Cadre. Along with this, the revised merit list will be prepared and the appointment letter will be issued soon. The director of the education department said that the new appointment letters will be uploaded on the department's website. 

The department started this teacher recruitment process one year ago. The recruitment advertisement was released on 8 January 2022. This was followed by a written examination. Then there were other formalities ranging from document sorting. The department received the merit list on 16th December 2022. After this appointment letters were issued to the selected candidates. After this, some people approached the Punjab-Haryana High Court and argued that the rules were not followed. After this, the department has issued orders in this regard.

In this case, petitioner Sunita Rani and others told the High Court that there are vacancies in ex-serviceman and sports category. It was decided to fill both these categories without reservation. It was stated in the petition that the reservation policy was not followed while unreserving the vacant posts. With this decision, the claim of reserved category applicants ends. He called this decision of the Punjab government as flawed and appealed to dismiss it.

However, the Punjab government, citing non-availability of eligible applicants, talked of taking a decision on eligibility for both categories. The High Court had ordered to prepare and fill the merit list of the open category after hearing the arguments.