Jaipur, 21 November (HS). The Rajasthan High Court has sought an answer from the state government for not appointing teachers of Urdu subject even after conducting examination in Mahatma Gandhi Government English Medium School. The court has asked the Education Secretary, Director of Secondary Education and Jhunjhunu District Education Officer as to why the candidates successful in the examination should not be appointed. The single bench of the High Court gave this order while conducting preliminary hearing on the petition filed by Ashfaq Ullah Chauhan and others.
In the petition, advocate Rampratap Saini told the court that on June 17, the state government had invited applications for vacant posts of teachers in Mahatma Gandhi Government English Medium Schools. In which the petitioners applied for Urdu subject. The department conducted written examination of the teachers who had applied on August 10th. In this examination, candidates had to score minimum 12 marks out of thirty marks. The petitioners scored more than 22 marks in the examination. It was said in the petition that the principals, senior teachers and successful teacher candidates of these schools who applied for English, Mathematics and Science subjects were selected and appointed. Despite this, counseling of the successful candidates of the examination conducted for Urdu subject has not been done. Whereas for the second subject, the marks of the successful teacher candidates are much less than that of the petitioners. It has been requested in the petition that after counseling the successful candidates, they should be given appointment in their home district. While hearing on which, the single bench has sought reply from the concerned officials. It is noteworthy that the state government has established English medium schools to improve the English language level of the students. In which teachers teaching in government schools to teach students are selected through written examination/interview.