The controversy over the recruitment of Shikshamitras in UP does not seem to stop. The state government has now reached the Supreme Court before the due date of hearing on 14 July and has said that it should be allowed to recruit 69000 assistant teachers without education.
The government says that in the recruitment exam 2019, only 8018 Shikshamitras have passed with 65/60 (General / Reserved) percentile passing marks. At the same time, the number of Shikshamitras with less than these marks but more than 45/40 per cent marks is 32629, not 37339 which came in the order of 9 June 2020. The court had ordered the government not to fill 37339 posts as the court was told that the number of those who scored more than 45/40 per cent marks is 37339. The government said that 37339 posts cannot be left vacant for Shiksha Mitras.
51112 posts of teachers still vacant: In the application filed in the apex court through advocate Rakesh Mishra, the government said that 51112 vacancies of assistant teachers exist in the state whose recruitment and advertisement process has not been started yet. If the court allows the government to continue the recruitment examination 2019 then there will be no loss of any party. If decided, Shikshamitras can be adjusted in the next recruitment.
No Shiksha Mitra Assistant Teacher: The government said that in a May order, the court ordered that no Shikshamitra working as assistant teacher should be touched. Advocate Mishra said in the application that the reality is that there is no Shiksha Mitra as assistant teacher. He was demoted as a teacher in 2108 on the orders of the Supreme Court. This order also needs to be reformed.