Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court has directed the Commiss-ioner of Intermediate Education on Friday to stop the exercise of fresh recruitment of guest faculty for government junior colleges and continue the services of the existing guest faculty lecturers for the academic year 2019-20.
Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavli gave this direction on Friday while reserving for judgement, a batch of cases filed by guest faculty lecturers, seeking quashing of the recruitment exercise undertaken by the Commissionerate of Intermediate Education on the ground that it is against the Supreme Court order that one set of temporary employees cannot be replaced by another.
The petitioners contended that this exercise was solely taking into account the merit in the qualifying PG examination unlike the previous year when interviews and demo classes were conducted and candidates selected. Since they had come through that route, they should not be subjected to another round of recruitment exercise, the petitioners said.
Justice Shavli questioned government counsel as to how this method of considering only marks was correct and commented that even an attender or a clerk can finalise the selection list in such an exercise. It would not require the collector or the joint collector as members of the committee for this exercise.
The judge commented that the suitability of a candidate for teaching cannot be gauged just by the marks obtained. He felt that the exercise would be a waste of public money and directed the government pleader to inform the authorities to stop the ongoing process.
The petitioners had said that they were entitled to the protection of the Supreme Court judgement regarding not replacing one set of temporary employees with another. The judge agreed with the argument....