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Protests persist over delayed appointments of third-grade teachers

The recruitment of third-grade teachers in the Jaipur Education Department has sparked controversy and prolonged protests. Over 5,000 candidates, selected in Teacher Recruitment 2023, have been demonstrating at the Martyr Memorial for the past 10-12 days, expressing frustration at not receiving appointments despite the Education Department’s documentation indicating school allotments. Despite the department showing school […]

The recruitment of third-grade teachers in the Jaipur Education Department has sparked controversy and prolonged protests. Over 5,000 candidates, selected in Teacher Recruitment 2023, have been demonstrating at the Martyr Memorial for the past 10-12 days, expressing frustration at not receiving appointments despite the Education Department’s documentation indicating school allotments.

Despite the department showing school allotment in candidates’ documents, there has been no issuance of joining letters or actual appointments. The candidates, agitated by the delays, are staging a strike. The Education Department had conducted examinations for 21,000 posts, claiming that about 19,417 candidates were eligible for appointments. However, only 15,000 teachers have been appointed, leaving numerous candidates in limbo and seeking jobs.

Candidates complain that officials from the education department have consistently delayed their appointments. Initially, the reason given was the imposition of the code of conduct, and now there is renewed concern about the code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections. Despite these challenges, candidates are not receiving any response from department officials.

Even after the school allotment was made, selected candidates for level 1 in third-grade teacher recruitment have not experienced any progress in the joining process. The candidates argue that if schools have been allotted to them, they should be allowed to join. The candidates who could not join earlier due to the code of conduct are facing increased difficulties.

Education department officials responded, stating that joining orders had been issued to all candidates, but only those who joined first did so. The imposition of the code of conduct prevented some candidates from joining, and now the matter is in court. The officials mentioned that the remaining candidates will be allowed to join after receiving the court’s order.

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