Bhopal: Now, English teachers allege anomalies in appointments

BHOPAL: Another controversy has been added to the appointment of over 27,000 teachers in government schools across the state. Now candidates selected for the post of English teachers for middle schools have alleged anomalies in the appointment process.

A group of candidates selected for the post of English teachers reached the official residence of school education minister Inder Singh Parmar on Monday alleging anomalies in the verification process of their documents. The candidates urged the minister to look into the matter and set things right.

ìOur documents are being rejected by the officials of the school education department on frivolous grounds. All the conditions were laid in the form before examination was conducted. We were eligible and filled the form. Our forms were accepted by the exam conducting agency,î said one of the candidates at the residence of the minister.

Our forms should have been cancelled at stage one itself if we were not eligible, she added. ìToday (July 5) is the last date and the officials said that your documents were not apt therefore your candidature is rejected,î said the candidate.

Earlier, selected candidates from other subjects had also alleged discrimination. Candidates selected for science subjects said that they were not considered as their degrees were from biotechnology and other allied subjects.

Appointment of teachers has been mired in controversies right from the beginning. First it was because of the delay in holding the eligibility test and secondly withholding the document verification of the selected candidates had led to the row.

Selected candidates from other subjects had also met the school education minister earlier and had asked him to consider the sensitive issue with sympathy.

The minister had also given a statement earlier that he was examining the issue with a panel of experts. Decision will be taken soon, Parmar had said.

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