UP Assistant Teachers’ Recruitment 2020: The state government decided to begin counselling process successful candidates for 31,277 posts of assistant teachers, after an interim order of the supreme court, basic education minister Satish Chand Dwivedi said here on Monday.
Counselling sessions for the selection of teachers on 31,277 posts would be conducted on October 14 and 15 while appointment letters will be issued on October 16.
The recruitment of assistant teachers on these 31,277 posts will be in government primary and upper primary schools, which would still leave 37,723 posts vacant in government primary and upper primary institutions.
Out of 31,277 posts, 15,933 belong to the general category candidates, 8,513 OBC, 6,615 SC and 216 scheduled tribe candidates. The list of the selected 31,277 candidates has been made available on the website, Dwivedi said.
The minister stated that the hiring would be subject to the final verdict of the supreme court. He said this step will help provide quality education to students studying in government primary and upper primary schools.
While congratulating the 31,277 selected candidates via video message, Dwivedi said chief minister Yogi Adityanath is committed to providing enough jobs and employment opportunities to the youth.
The state government issued an order on December 1, 2018, for vacant posts, and on December 6, 2018, the posts were advertised. On January 6, 2019, an exam for the recruitment of 69,000 assistant teachers was conducted successfully.
Furthermore, on January 7, 2019, the passing marks for candidates was revised making 65% (97 out of 150 marks) for general candidates and 60% (90 out of 150 marks) for reserved category candidates.
On March 29, 2019, hearing the case, the court gave its judgement in favour of the aspirants and set 40 and 45%, for reserved and general category candidates, respectively.
On May 6, 2020, High Court disposed of the case by upholding the state government’s revised eligibility criteria of passing reserved and general category candidates (60 and 65% marks) in the examination held.
On May 12, 2020, the result was announced. A total of 1.46 lakh candidates – 36.6% – were declared qualified.
On May 13, 2020, the counselling timetable was released for appointment of 69,000 assistant teachers to be recruited based on the merit and districts of their choices and vacancies available.
From June 3 to June 6, 2020, the counselling of the selected candidates and verification of documents of selected candidates was slated to be held.
On June 3, 2020, the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court stayed the recruitment of 69,000 assistant basic teachers.
Candidates took the matter to the apex court, which issued an interim order to fill 31,277 positions and the remaining posts to be filled later after the final verdict of the apex court.