Andhra Pradesh

A patient wait

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The candidates who had cleared the District Selection Committee (DSC) in 1998 for the post of Secondary Grade Teachers (SGT) still wait for appointment letters.

The fate of 600 persons, who qualified for the post, hangs in balance despite the assurances by the Chief Ministers who ruled the then Andhra Pradesh and now the Telangana State.

According to one of the candidates, Ramana Murthy, the issue of irregularities came to forth and those qualified in Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam and Nalgonda districts started agitations at the end of ‘98 and moved the court in 2009.

After the RTI Act came into effect, the qualified candidates probed the case and found that though they got more marks in the written examination than some of the selected candidates they were denied jobs

Candidates G Mahendar Reddy, P R Srinivas and M Ramana Murthy alleged that the Education Department officials and political leaders acting in collusion ensured jobs to less meritorious candidates and they also ensured release of GO reducing five marks in written test on the pretext of unavailability of candidates. The candidates who got more marks were denied jobs and they were forced to move the court.

Even then all the notified numbers of posts in the above districts were not filled up.

Mr. Mahendar Reddy explained that they, highlighting the injustice, approached the AP Administrative Tribunal wide petition OA No. 355/2006 which on Dec 4 2009 directed the government to issue appointments to the petitioners along with arrears.

Then the government moved the High Court of AP through the petition WP No 23253/2010. The court had also upheld the order of the Tribunal and on Nov 8, 2011 and directed the government to implement the same.

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