Over 31,000 candidates are all set to be recruited for vacant posts of assistant teachers, as per notification issued by the Uttar Pradesh government.

The recruitment of these assistant teachers will be carried out within a week.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the basic education department to recruit 31,661 assistant teachers within a week. The Chief Minister stated that the state government was committed to providing enough jobs and employment opportunities to the youth.

A government spokesperson said the results of the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) held last year and the subsequent court orders would be the basis for filling vacancies.

“Basic education department conducted Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for recruitment of 69,000 teachers on January 6, 2019. A day later, the government fixed a 65 per cent cut-off for the general category candidates and 60 per cent 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 state government and others.

“Deciding on a special leave petition (SLP), the Supreme Court, on May 21, 2020, directed the state government to complete the recruitment process on all posts except those of assistant teachers which are held by Shiksha Mitras,” the official said.

A meeting with all boards and commissions which are responsible for the recruitments, has been called on September 21 in which the Chief Minister will review other vacancies in each department and draw up an action plan to fill posts within six months.

The Chief Minister, earlier in the week, had asked all departments to identify vacant posts. The process of advertising for these posts should be completed within three months.

(With IANS inputs)

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