HC Stays Promotion of Junior ETT Teachers to Masters/Mistress
By : HARISH MONGAFirst Published : Tuesday, Sep 06, 2016
Ferozepur, September 6, 2016 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court, Jaswant Singh, Judge, vide his orders on September 5, 2016 – Monday - has ordered the stay of promotion of Junior ETT Teachers than the petitioners in the case of Kavita Rani and others Vs State of Punjab and others, to the rank of Masters/Mistresses till the next date of hearing.
In the orders, the notice for motion has been given for September 30, 2016 which Mz.Sudeepti Sharma, DAG, Punjab accepted the notice on asking of the Court.
Sunny Singla Advocate appeared on behalf of the Petitioners in the Court.
It is pertinent to mention that 17 petitions working as ETT teachers since the period from 2002 to 2011. Apart from ETT certificate they possess Bachelor’s Degree with Elective English as one of the subjects at the Graduation level and also B.Ed Degree with teaching subject of English. Promotion to the next rank of Masters/Mistresses provide 15 per cent quota for promotion from amongst ETT teachers as per statutory 1978 Rules.
The ETT teachers have moved to the Court against the Education Department considering their juniors for promotion to the ranke of Masters/Mistresses for various subjects and excluding them from consideration on the ground that there are no posts of Masters/Mistresses in English sanctioned under the Rules. In the petition, they have referred to a recent advertisement dated 20.11.2015 and contended that to the contrary candidates with similar qualifications are being recruited by way of direct recruitment against 200 posts of English Masters/Mistress, thus pointing out the flaw in the stand of the Government.
Added here that a detailed news to this effect was also published on Babushahi.com on August 22, 2016 under the headlines - Association for English Aspirants Punjab (Primary Cadre) demands at least “One School, One English Teacher” - as per the link her below : http://www.babushahi.com/education.php?id=48716
Today, the Association for English Teaching Aspirants, Punjab (Primary Cadre) also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur in the name of Education Minister, Punjab requesting to promote the eligible ETT teachers at the earliest.
Speaking to this correspondent, Parvinder Singh, one of the aspirant for the Master’s post said, “As denying promotions to these subject-expert and experienced ETT teachers is not only unfair to them but also amounts to injustice to the thousands of students of the State run schools, who are made to be taught English by the teachers of other subjects, thereby lagging behind in the subject of English with each passing day”.