69000 Shiksha Mitras’ Recruitment: SC Reserves Judgment On UP Assistant Teachers Recruitment Issue

first_imgTop Stories69000 Shiksha Mitras’ Recruitment: SC Reserves Judgment On UP Assistant Teachers Recruitment Issue Sanya Talwar24 July 2020 6:17 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday reserved its judgment in a case related to the recruitment of 69000 assistant teachers in the State of Uttar Pradesh.A bench led by Justice UU Lalit reserved its judgment after hearing Counsel for Petitioner(s) in a batch of pleas, the lead matter being one filed by the Uttar Pradesh Prathmik Shiksha Mitra Association challenging the Allahabad High Court’s…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday reserved its judgment in a case related to the recruitment of 69000 assistant teachers in the State of Uttar Pradesh.A bench led by Justice UU Lalit reserved its judgment after hearing Counsel for Petitioner(s) in a batch of pleas, the lead matter being one filed by the Uttar Pradesh Prathmik Shiksha Mitra Association challenging the Allahabad High Court’s order in a case related to the recruitment of 69000 assistant teachers.The basis of the plea rests on the issue of cut-off marks for recruitment which were raised by the UP Government and contested by the Uttar Pradesh Shiksha Mitra Association.The Court heard Counsel on a number of issues including the issue of whether the qualified teachers who score more than 45/40 should be given appointment.In this backdrop, the UP Government had increased the cut-off marks to 65/60 in the 2019 examination, leaving 32,629 Shiksha Mitra candidates out.The Allahabad High Court had confirmed the state government’s decision of keeping higher cut-off marks for the recruitment of 69,000 teachers in primary schools of the state. On June 3, the Allahabad High Court had stayed appointment of 69,000 assistant basic teachers in Uttar Pradesh, days after the Supreme Court sought the Uttar Pradesh government’s reply on pleas challenging the High Court verdict, which had upheld the state’s decision to keep higher cut-off marks for these appointments.In its May 6 verdict, the High Court had directed the state government to complete within the next three months the process for appointment of 69,000 assistant basic teachers in Uttar Pradesh.The Supreme Court had on May 21 asked the state government to explain the process adopted for the appointments through a chart.A bench of Justices U.U. Lalit, M.M. Shantanagoudar and Vineet Saran had initially declined to interfere with the High Court verdict. But it later modified its order and issued notice to the state government, posting the matter for further hearing on July 6.It asked the Uttar Pradesh government to explain why it changed the earlier criteria of 45 per cent cut-off marks for the general category and 40 per cent for the reserved category. On June 9, Top Court had directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to keep 37,339 posts of Assistant Teachers (Shiksha Mitras) vacant, thereby staying the ongoing selection process of teachers in the state.It was after passing of the said order that the petitions were listed for July 14. However, confusions ensued as State Government had begun recruitment processes for filling up the remaining posts which had not been filled up via examination.The Court observed that it was prima facie borne from the records that the State Government of UP was proceeding with the selection to fill up all posts, despite the May 21 order, wherein the Top Court had passed interim orders directing that, “All Shiksha Mitras who are presently holding their posts as Assistant Teachers shall not be disturbed”.Next Storylast_img read more

Messi to sign for Liverpool? No chance, says Klopp

first_img(REUTERS) – Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he would be interested in adding Barcelona captain Lionel Messi to his Premier League-winning squad but there is no chance it would happen because of the astronomical amount of money involved.Messi stunned world soccer earlier this week when he expressed his desire to leave Barcelona after nearly two decades with the Catalan club.When asked if he would like to bring the Argentine forward to Anfield, Klopp said: “Interest? Yeah, who doesn’t want Messi in their team. The numbers are absolutely not for us. We don’t even start thinking about it. No chance! But… good player.”A study by French newspaper L’Equipe earlier this year said Messi earns 8.2 million euros per month from Barca, way more than Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Paris St Germain striker Neymar, who earn 4.5 million and 3 million respectively. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who finished 18 points behind champions Liverpool last season, appear to be the favourites to sign the six-times world player of the year who has won every major title with Barcelona.Some of Messi’s best moments on the Camp Nou pitch came under the guidance of former Barca coach Guardiola.“It would make it even more difficult to beat them (City) which was already very difficult,” Klopp told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Community Shield clash with FA Cup winners Arsenal at Wembley.“For the Premier League, it would be great having the best player in the world in the league. I’m not sure the Premier League needs a boost but it would be. “It would be interesting too because Messi has never played in another league apart from Spain. I would like to see it but I’m not sure if I will.”Both sets of players will take a knee at Wembley in support of the Black Lives matter campaign which has again been in the news after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin on Sunday — an incident that has provoked widespread protests in sports across the U.S.“I’ve followed it in America, racism, Black Lives Matter, all these things, dealing with it all will stay with us for a long time,” Klopp said. “As long as people don’t really get or understand it, we have to mention equality.” Klopp confirmed centre back Virgil van Dijk is fit to face Arsenal after recovering from a head injury sustained during Liverpool’s pre-season friendly with RB Salzburg.“He looks not good because he has the cut there, but apart from that it should be fine,” Klopp added.Jordan Henderson is also set to play but Trent Alexander-Arnold may miss out because of injury. “Trent’s very close but we have to make a decision about him tomorrow,” Klopp said.With the transfer window open until October, Klopp said Liverpool would “look constantly for improvement” but is satisfied with the size of his squad. “We will see how much we can and want to spend,” he said.last_img read more