BHOPAL: The ongoing document verification process for appointment of 22,670 teachers in the school education department has got embroiled in a controversy after two groups of selected candidates came up with conflicting demands.
A group of selected candidates has been rejected during the document verification process on the grounds that their subjects were allied subjects and not approved for teaching. Such candidates reason that, if it was so, why were they allowed to appear in the selection exam and why were they selected finally?
Sensing trouble, the other group of selected candidates has now started demanding that their appointments should be finalised latest by the first week of July, or else they will take to the streets and protest.
ìThe school education department had given June 15 as the last date for verification of documents. If we donít get our appointment letters by the first week of July, weíll hit the streets in protest,î said Amit Gautam convener of the selected teachersí sangh.
On the other hand, there are over 700 candidates with the subjects, biotechnology, microbiology and biochemistry, who appeared in the teachersí eligibility test, got in the selected list, but their documents are now being rejected on the grounds that they are from allied subjects and not the main subject.
Their demand gained some importance after school education minister Inder Singh Parmar made a statement that justice should be done with such candidates and, probably, there had been some mistake while framing the rules.
Some selected candidates with allied subjects who have been rejected during the document verification process are now contemplating approaching the court. This is the probable reason why the selected candidates have started putting pressure on the school education department to issue appointment letters as soon as possible before the court stays the process.