Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the Department of Basic Education to recruit 31,661 assistant teachers within a week.
The result of the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which was held last year and the subsequent court orders would be the basis for filling up the vacancies, a government spokesperson said.
The test was held for 69,000 vacancies but only 31,661 posts would be filled as per a Supreme Court order, which said all seats, except those posts of assistant teachers held by Shiksha Mitras, can be filled.
As per a government order issued on January 7, 2019, the cut-off percentage in this exam was kept at a minimum of 65 per cent for the general category and 60 per cent for backward and other reserved categories after the exam on January 6.
“Basic education department conducted Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for the recruitment of 69,000 teachers on January 6, 2019. A day later, the government fixed a 65 percent cut-off for the general category candidates and 60 percent for the backward and other reserved categories. The order was challenged by some students in the high court, which has given its judgment,” the government spokesperson said.
The high court on March 29 passed an order in favour of the Uttar Pradesh government on the main petition of Ram Sharan Maurya versus the state government and others.