HC scraps 816 Haryana teachers' selection

Wednesday 25th February 2015 06:47 EST

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana high court quashed the selection of 816 arts and craft teachers appointed by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda's Congress government in 2010, terming the criteria of recruitment as "tailor-made to ensure selection of particular candidates." In January 2014, the high court had scrapped the selection of 2,800 Junior Basic Teachers (JBT) made in 2000 during former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala's regime. Chautala and his son were convicted and sentenced to jail for the scam. "Apparently the objective of the art and craft teachers' selection was to select the candidates who were not meritorious. Actions of the Haryana Staff Selection Commission suggest that merit was to be compromised," held the court.

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