The industrial minister Rajendra Pareek showed no mercy on blaming his government for the lack of proper education in the state. He went all out to blame the education under the current government. He said that the education board was too late to recruit teachers for the third standard. Even though the government had been ordered by the High Court even then the government failed to live up to the expectations.
After a lot of consideration, the industrial minister asked the Chief Secretary of the state to look into the matter as quickly as possible and make a factual report regarding the matter. The minister raised his voice after a few applicants went to the court to file a complaint against the government for holding back their jobs.
In 2008 there was an advertisement in the paper that there were empty posts available for school teachers who wanted to teach third grade students. The qualifications were given as secondary and B.ED qualified teachers who were ready. Some people filled in the applications only for the qualifications to be changed to higher secondary B.ED qualified people. The applicants went on to file a case against this.
The court looked into the matter and ordered the government to make the selection on the basis of the advertisement that was given. The government was not satisfied and they went on to appeal in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court rejected the government’s petition at once and the government had to abide by the decision that the High Court had given for them.
In March 2013 the Supreme Court had rejected the petition and in May 2013 the applicants were said that they would get their jobs. On the basis of the qualifications the development board had to select the candidates for the job. However they failed to do so. It has been four months since then and the applicants have not been given their joining letter.
This turn of events was turning out to be pretty harsh on the applicants. They were not being able to join and neither they were being sure of getting another job. This had to be stopped and it was then that the industrial minister raised his voice to address the concern of these applicants.
This minister had taken the High Court’s decision seriously and said that the government was not doing enough to implement what was asked of them to do. Desperate pressure from the law department of the state the development department was not paying any attention into this matter.
Finally he asked the CS to assess the situation and give a complete report of what was actually going on. He said that he was following the orders of the court to do what was best for the state. On the other hand the CS has done his assessment and has forwarded a letter to the head of the education department of the state in order to take the necessary steps to deal with this shortcoming.