54,304 pvt teachers recruitment stayed07 May 2021
Staff Reporter :
The High Court on Thursday stayed the effectiveness of the recruitment circular of the Non-Government Teachers' Registration and Certification Authority (NTRCA) to appoint 54304 teachers to private schools, colleges and madrasas across the country for seven days as the organization violates courts earlier directives.
The court also ordered the NTRCA to recommend in seven days the names of 1484 registered candidates who filed contempt of court petitions against the NTRCA to appoint them in the vacant MPO posts of the non-governmental educational institutions.
The HC has also asked the NTRCA to submit a report after complying with the directive to the court by May 18.
The HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman passed the order after holding hearing on 20 contempt of court petitions filed by over 1484 qualified candidates.
Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan, Advocate Siddiq Ullah Miah, Barrister Mohiuddin Md Hanif and others appeared in the court on behalf of petitioners.
Later Mr Siddiq Ullah Miah who appeared in the court on behalf of 557 petitioners said, "The HC has directed the NTRCA to recommend the names of the 1484 petitioners to appoint them in the vacant MPO posts in seven days and stayed the effectiveness of the circular published by NTRCA on March 30 this year to appoint 54304 teachers."
The HC on December 14 in 2017 following few hundred writ petitions filed by 17,000 candidates directed the NTRCA to prepare a merit list of the candidates who have passed the registration test for appointment teachers to the non-governmental educational institutions.
The NTRCA had been asked to make the merit list in 90 days after receiving the HC directive. As the NTRCA has not complied with the directive, 1484 candidates filed more than 20 contempt of court petitions with the HC in 2019 against the NTRCA.
Following the petitions, the HC on different days in 2019 issued separate contempt of court rulings against the NTRCA.
Although the contempt rulings were pending, the NTRCA on March 30 issued a mass circular for appointing around 54,304 teachers for the private schools, colleges and madrasas across the country, lawyer Siddiq Ullah Miah said.
In the meantime the contempt petitions came up before the High Court bench led by Justice Mamnoon Rahman for further hearing on Thursday. After hearing arguments from the petitioners' counsels, the HC bench delivered the order.