Jharkhand High Court Halts Appointment Process of 26,000 Assistant Teachers
Ranchi, Jharkhand – The Jharkhand High Court has put a stop to the ongoing process of appointing 26,000 Assistant Teachers (Acharyas) in the state. During the hearing, the court ordered a hearing on the petition challenging the decision to grant 50% reservation to Para Teachers in the Assistant Teacher appointment regulations of 2023, which was not provided to them, unlike the previous regulations.
The hearing, held on Tuesday, was represented by the petitioner Bahadur Mahato. He informed the court that the regulations of 2023 by the state government did not grant 50% reservation in appointments for BRP (Block Resource Persons) and CRP (Cluster Resource Persons) contract workers, unlike the previous regulations. The Chief Justice of the High Court, Sanjay Kumar Mishra, presided over the bench.
The court has directed the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC) to submit a response within four weeks. The next hearing on this matter will take place four weeks from now. Until then, the appointment process has been temporarily halted.
First-Ever Large-Scale Appointment Process
Notably, this marks the first time that the appointment process for a significant number of 26,000 Assistant Teachers (Acharyas) has been initiated simultaneously in Jharkhand. This process reserves 12,868 positions for Para Teachers and 13,133 for non-Para Teachers. For Intermediate trained Assistant Teachers from the first to the fifth class, 5,469 positions are reserved for Para Teachers, and 5,531 for non-Para Teachers. For Graduate trained Assistant Teachers from the sixth to the eighth class, 7,399 positions are reserved for Para Teachers, including subjects such as language, social science, and science-mathematics, and 7,602 for non-Para Teachers.