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Tripura trying to save jobs of 10,323 teachers: Edu minister

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty today said the is trying to save jobs of 10,323 teachers, facing termination after Dec 31, as per a Supreme verdict.

A division bench of the High comprising Chief Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Swapan Chandra Das in May, 2014 had passed the verdict of terminating 10,323 teachers due to faulty appointment system.

The Supreme had upheld the High judgement in March, 2017.

A delegation of the 'All 10,323 teachers Association' the education minister yesterday demanding job security.

"We have told the teachers that we are earnestly trying to save their jobs," Chakraborty told reporters.

The state has filed a special in the Supreme Court, which is likely to come up for hearing, on Dec 11, he said.

The state will stand by the teachers, he said.

"We have full faith on the state that it would stand by our side to protect our jobs," the spokesperson of the association, Jakir Hossain, said.

Around 50,000 people are in tension as their bread earners are facing livelihood problems, another leader of the association, Uttam Kumar Dey, said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 16:45 IST