IMPHAL, October 10: The Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has appealed the State Government to take up immediate steps to resolve the issue of primary teachers.
President of the student body Moirangthem Angamba, speaking to media persons at its head office at Keishampat junction, said on September 12, 2006 state government notified an advertisement for recruitment of 1423 primary teacher, 203 Hindi primary teacher and 49 Hindi graduate teachers.
The written test for recruitment was held on December 6, 2006. And the result was declared on September 2007. The viva voce for the selected candidates was held on December 2009. And the appointment letter was handed over to the successful candidate on December 2011.
Angamba further said that after series of complaints were received by the state government from many candidates regarding irregularities on the recruitment process, the state government formed an expert committee headed by the chief secretary.
The matter was discussed in-depth by the government authority and a review committee headed by the Director of Education (S) finally gave approval for allotment of appointment of letter, he said.
Among the selected primary teachers, 326 OBC candidates were selected which was not mentioned at all in the government notification for recruitment of the teacher.
However even after knowing that something wrong had happened to the procedure for selection of the primary teacher, the state government appointed the teachers that they selected through their recruitment process.
Nine candidates move the matter to Manipur High Court and finally the High Court verdict on October 6, 2015 directed the government for cancellation of the selected teachers, he said.
The selected teachers have been on pay roll for almost five years now.
The government even after knowing that there has been something wrong to the procedure for selection of the teachers gave them appointment letter. The government also knows that the selection might face problem after some days, he added.
When the State is already facing lack of teachers in government run schools and colleges if the 1675 teachers were cancelled then the students will suffer a lot due to lack of teachers.
And when this happens DESAM will not remain a mute spectator, he added.