HC asks principal secy to inform it about steps taken for filling up vacant posts in Education Dept

The Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday directed the state principal secretary (education) to be present in the court and inform it about the steps taken by the state government for filling up the vacant posts in the Education Department.

The high court also directed him to file a personal affidavit responding to the issues raised by an amicus curiae.

The amicus curiae has raised the issues regarding failure of the state government in filling up vacancies in schools, implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act and compliance of the orders passed by the Supreme Court and the high court.

The division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma passed these orders on a petition taken up suo motu by the high court

on a complaint filed by the students of a government school in Mandi regarding non-availability of proper staff in their school.

In its earlier order on August 29, the high court had directed the principal secretary to file an affidavit, furnishing the information regarding the number of schools district wise, number of sanctioned posts lying vacant subject wise and number of posts for which requisition stands sent to the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission.

However, during the course of hearing, the court observed that the affidavit filed by the principal secretary was not in consonance with its earlier order on August 29.


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