Madurai

Redeployment of surplus teachers in Annamalai University challenged

The NET/ SLET Association has filed a public interest litigation petition challenging the State’s decision to extend the services of 370 surplus teaching staff of Annamalai University by their redeployment to other government colleges.

The petitioner, R. Thanga Muniyandi, general secretary of the association, pointed out that a criminal case had already been registered following an inquiry into the allegations of appointment of surplus staff to Annamalai University.

When the appointment of surplus staff itself was illegal, there was no point in continuing the services of those who were appointed illegally. All illegal recruitments should be cancelled and a fresh recruitment process should begin, the petitioner said.

The petitioner said that the State government was protecting the illegal appointments and setting a wrong precedent. This posed a serious threat to the educated and qualified unemployed youth of the nation, he said and sought an inquiry into the extension of services granted to the surplus staff.

A Division Bench of Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and B. Pugalendhi ordered notice to the State and adjourned hearing in the case.

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