Orissa High Court upholds OSEPA merit list, details here

Cuttack: Orissa High Court ordered to recruit on the basis of merit list in the case recruitment of junior teachers. The High Court upheld the OSEPA merit list. The High Court has directed the State Government to make appointments based on the merit list.

The case was heard in the High Court by a two-member jury and the verdict was reserved. The verdict of this case has been announced today. It is worth noting that there were multiple cases in the High Court appealing the recruitment of district-wise junior teachers.

The OSEPA merit list had been dismissed by the High Court said reliable reports in this regard on March 12. The Orissa High Court back then had rejected the merit list of OSEPA in the case of junior teacher recruitment in the High Court.

According to reports, the court ordered to publish a new merit list as per the new terms of the appointment. The hearing of the case was over and the verdict was reserved. The High Court had reserved its verdict in the hearing on January 31 this year.

Earlier on January 19, the Orissa High Court issued a stay order on the appointment of Junior Teachers by the Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA).

While conducting a hearing of the petition filed by some job aspirants over alleged irregularities in the recruitment process, the High Court allowed the OSEPA to conduct the document verification of the students on January 20 and January 21 as per the schedule. However, it cannot release the final list of the selected candidates for the post of Junior Teachers.

The next hearing of the case will be held on January 24 (Wednesday).

It is to be noted here that the OSEPA released a draft merit list of 18, 805 candidates. However, some aspirants alleged massive irregularities in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) of the recruitment of Junior Teachers. They even also protested at different places in Bhubaneswar.

The OSEPA has decided to fill up a total of 20,000 Junior Teachers.

Also Read: Odisha Teacher Recruitment 2023: OSEPA Releases Notification For 20,000 Junior Teachers, Check Details Here 

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