AGARTALA, May 10 � The Tripura government has decided to appeal before the Supreme Court seeking review of the verdict of the Tripura High Court terminating the appointment of 10,323 school teachers, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told reporters after a two-hour meeting of State Cabinet today.
Meanwhile, Chief Secretary SK Panda and Law Secretary DM Jamatia were asked to expedite the process keeping in mind the gravity of the issue.
On the other hand, former Advocate General Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharjee had a meeting with the Advocate General BC Das and senior government advocate on the judgment of the HC.
It may be mentioned here that a Division Bench of HIgh Court, headed by Chief Justice Deepak Gupta, on May 7 cancelled the appointment of 10,323 teachers who were appointed since 2010 on the ground that proper procedure was not followed while selecting the candidates.
The court also asked the State government to initiate fresh process for appointment of teachers by 31.12. 2014 and to frame a new employment policy within two months.
Almost all Opposition parties, Congress, BJP and Tripura Pragatishil Gramin Congress (TPGC), have welcomed the judgment saying the court did justice to the genuine candidates.
However, the ruling CPM and its frontal organizations, like Tripura Employees� Coordination Committee (HGB), Tripura Govt Teachers� Association, DYFI and SFI, have expressed their dismay over the verdict.
IANS adds: The Chief Minister and Education and Law Minister Tapan Chakraborty have had a series of meetings with the officials and legal experts in the past three days to study the scope of filing a petition in the apex court against the high court judgment, a top law department official told IANS, declining to be named.
Tapan Chakraborty said the government would stand by the teachers whose jobs have been put at stake.
Meanwhile, the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has urged the high court to review its judgment on humanitarian ground.
�The court judgment cancelling the jobs of 10,323 school teachers is unprecedented, unfortunate and inhuman. It has snatched the livelihood of 50,000 families. The Opposition parties have expressed joy over the decision of the court,� CPI-M State secretary Bijan Dhar told reporters.