About 24 government teachers albeit school assistants, who were recruited through DSC-2008 examination and removed from services on the charge of being recruited under procedural lapses in the district have urged the government to retain their jobs as they have not committed any crime in the irregularities.

Following reports about alleged irregularities in the recruitment of teachers through DSC-2008, the Education Department had ordered for an inquiry into the entire episode and found that 41 teachers were recruited violating the rules. It instructed the district authorities to remove 41 teachers from service on Friday.

Later, the Education Department adjusted 17 teachers under ex-servicemen quota and ensured their continuation in the service. The remaining the 24 teachers were left in the lurch. The remaining 24 teachers have urged the district administration to retain their services as they have not committed any mistake in the recruitment process. They said that they have all the qualifications for the said school assistant posts and are working since the last one-and-half year. “How can the administration target the teachers when the mistakes were committed by the department authorities by resorting to procedural lapses,” they questioned.

They said that some of the teachers who were already working as SGTs resigned to their posts and joined as school assistant through DSC-2008 examination. APTF district president M. Prathap Reddy urged the administration to create special posts for the continuation of 24 teachers in the district.