Central Administrative Tribunal , Principal Bench today issued notices to HRD Ministry Govt. of India and Govt. of Delhi on a petition filed by teachers through Adv Ashok Agarwal seeking direction to grant relaxation in CTET qualification for purpose of recruitment as Special Educator (Primary) in MCD. CAT has sought responses from HRD Ministry and Govt. of Delhi within four weeks and matter is listed on 08.03.2016.
As many as 14 teachers namely, Ms Chhaya Goswami, Ms Alka etc had applied for the post of Special Educator (Primary) in MCD in response to DSSSB advertisement .
These teachers were not possessing CTET qualification on the cutoff date but however they acquired such the same after cutoff date and before 31st march 2015.The DSSSB has rejected their selection on the ground that they have acquired CTET qualification after the cutoff date.
Mr Ashok Agarwal appearing for the teachers argued that since these candidates have acquired CTET qualification before 31st March 2015, their cases were required to be considered for relaxation in terms of Section 23 of RTE Act, 2009. “In case such relaxation is granted, the unemployed qualified teachers would get jobs on one hand and the differently abled students would get Special Educators. Presently hundreds of posts of special educators are lying unfilled in state run schools non availability of qualified teachers”, submitted Mr.Agarwal.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate