The State Government has assured that a decision to end the stalemate on the DSC-2008 recruitment would be announced on Monday.

School Education Minister D. Manikya Varaprasad Rao held discussions with representatives of the DSC-2008 qualified candidates here on Sunday in a bid to end the stalemate on the issue. The notification turned controversial after the number of selected candidates far exceeded the actual requirement resulting in agitation by the selected candidates.

Of the 52,486 posts notified under DSC-2008, 30,704 posts were for secondary grade teachers while there were only 21,330 vacancies in the category. The delay in announcing a decision on filling the additional vacancies led to unrest among the selected candidates who made vain bids to storm the State Secretariat more than once. They managed to enter Assembly on Saturday.

The representatives wanted the Government to strictly adhere to the merit list in line with the notification issued and wanted an all-party meeting to be convened for an expeditious resolution of the issue.

Time-consuming

The Minister who heard the views of the selected candidates announced that the Government would examine their demands taking into consideration legal and other aspects involved in the process. He, however, refused to concede the demand for all-party meeting saying it would be a time consuming process.