The Gauhati High Court has ordered Assam government to issue a fresh advertisement for the post of principal at a higher secondary school in Nalbari district of Assam.
The state education department issued the advertisement without taking into account an earlier judgement of the high court, reports TOI.
In January, the high court had ordered the state government to amend the Assam Secondary Education (Provincialisation) Service Rules of 2003, allowing high school and high madrassa graduate teachers to apply for the post of principal of higher secondary schools in the state.
However, the advertisement was issued without taking into account the revised rules of recruitment.
Two petitions were filed by high school teachers saying that eligible candidates had been unable to apply for the post due to the violation of the modified service rules.
Due to the earlier advertisement, graduate teachers from higher secondary schools could apply for the post whereas graduate teachers from high school and high madrassa schools could not do so.
Advocate Bishwajyoti Purkayastha , counsel of the petitioners, said that state education department has issued an advertisement for the post of a principal at a senior secondary school in Nalbari by violating the modified service rules.
The advocate also added that they had moved the high court again as the latest advertisement was not issued as per the earlier order of the court to allow graduate teachers from high schools and high madrassa schools to apply for the post of a principal in a higher secondary school.
He further added that the high court had now set aside the impugned advertisement.