Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Service Selection Board, UPSESSB has cancelled UP Teacher recruitment drive initiated on October 29 to fill 15,508 posts of teachers in over 4500 government-aided secondary schools in the state.
Candidates who have registered for the posts can check the official notice on cancellation on the official site of UPSESSB at upsessb.org.
This decision was taken on Wednesday amid an online meeting of UPSESSB. Board members including Dhirendra Dwivedi, Harendra Kumar Rai, Dineshmani Tripathi, Om Prakash Rai and Deputy Secretary Naval Kishore had attended the meeting chaired by UPSESSB chairman Viresh Kumar.
According to the official notice, the decision to cancel the advertisement was taken because of adapting two criteria for ad hoc and fresh candidates in the same written test. This was found to be wrong. The exclusion of TGT biology also brought legal hurdles.
UPSESSB deputy secretary Naval Kishore told that a fresh advertisement to fill these posts would be issued after addressing all legal issues coming in way of this recruitment.
This was the biggest ever recruitment drive taken up by UPSESSB to fill 12,913 posts of trained graduate teachers (TGT) and 2,595 posts of post graduate teachers (PGT).
The selection process will include a written examination for TGT posts and a written exam and interview for PGT posts. The applications was started on October 29 and the deadline to apply was till November 27, 2020. A total of 12913 posts was to be filled in TGT and 2595 posts were to be filled in PGT.
Official said that the decision was taken to avoid possibility of any contempt of Supreme Court orders.
Candidates who have already applied online for this recruitment will not be required to re-apply once the new advertisement is released. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) would be requested to make due provisions in the software for this purpose, officials said.