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Latest news and views on Nainital High Court verdicts and other issues Regarding Vishist BTC 2011-12 or UTET-1 in Uttarakhand


3rd May, 2012- Those waiting for the decision of the Nainital High Court regarding the UTET-1 or the VBTC might have some good news on Monday. The court will write the judgment on Monday.
Few things need mention here regarding debate in the court.
1- As all the candidates of the UTET-1 are residents of Uttarakhand, Court said candidate must have choice of filling the form from any district.

2- Court asked the government that the why not this notification be cancelled because it has not included the term BTC along with the B.Ed. in the minimum qualification.
But here government has said that there were no BTC candidates available at that time.

3- The court also seemed not happy with the regular BTC’s petition for delaying the process. Court also said that seats cannot be reserved for them and that any recruitment process cannot be put on hold till completion of any course by anybody. And also asked that why not they be fined for the some reasons.

4- Court also favored the merit wise over the year wise selection process.

These are some of the points that came up during the hearing of VBTC in the Court today and yesterday but please note that whole matter will be clear only after the written verdict comes on 7th May, 2012. It depends how the verdict is passed in the technical terms and its short term and long term implication. Further it has to be seen how the opposing parties react to the verdict and their course of action.

8th May, 2012- So today the court came out with the judgment and within a neutral view, we are still thinking whom to congratulate? You might have read the main theme of the verdict as commented below by the respected visitors. And it was almost expected provided that nothing goes wrong dramatically.
Here are some of the points you would like to know about today’s verdict regarding VBTC or UTET-1 or BTC:
1- Court has rejected the plea for the stay on the process of primary teachers’ recruitment in Uttarakhand through VBTC. The appeal was declared baseless by the court by citing examples.

2- There shall be no change in the recruitment process or the original notification. So it means it will be year wise, and district wise and later on state counseling as mentioned in the original advertisement.

3- Court has said nothing serious about the TET qualification of the regular BTC candidates. It means they are exempted from it.

4- Regular BTC candidate however will have the seats reserved (out of those 4500 seats) as you might know through our previous article. B.Ed and UTET-1 candidates will have those 2253 posts.

5- Court was not in mood to indulge in the nitty gritty of increase in the seats as court viewed it as matter of the state government or to be exact it is in the hands of Mr. Naithaniji.

24th May, 2012- Regular BTC has gone to the double bench with their previous contention and the B.Ed. and UTET-1 peoples now have counter filed a writ for making TET necessary for the BTC candidates for appointment as primary teachers. And 5th June is fixed as a date of hearing in this case.

Regarding another issue of NCTE, NCTE has said that it has given permission for inclusion of the candidates with more than 45% in graduation not less than that. And that relaxation is for one time only. And it would not be extended.

31st May, 2012- CM Bahuguna has suspended this recruitment process by giving casual reason and lollypop (perhaps till he wins election which is in fact a daunting task for him). Their contention is that the number of seats and the vacancies were not fulfilling the criteria of 30:1 ratio of student is to teacher as required under right to Education (RTE). But these are all political gimmicks and casualness on part of our decision makers which are not very difficult to understand.
There are many questions that can be raised regarding such irresponsible step.
First of all how come such mistake occurred and got unnoticed after several months even when the case has been in the court also?
The process could have moved alongside the correction or amendment if any required. Why to stop it altogether?
And see the announcements made by the Ministers!

However it is not that easy to fool the educated persons as you can see from the comments of the respected visitors given below. They may be helpless though.

7th June, 2012- This case as supposed to be looked into by the double bench on 5th June, came up today and  result is that the both the writs as filed by the regular BTC candidates and the B.Ed. plus TET candidates (please read above) have been quashed.

8th July, 2012- you may have been getting updated through the comments and discussion of our visitors so we are also bit late in posting the update here. Actually we were waiting for something serious and solid enough among the rhetoric reports coming in different newspapers (our some visitors had already posted the reports from different newspapers in the comments). One good thing we observed that a commenter even posted information gained through RTI. Such initiative is definitely encouraged here. And if anyone of you has such info then we can post it in the main section with your name. Use the “contact” page for this if you are interested.
In nutshell the process has been reinitiated the merit list of the VBTC candidates from the respective DIETs may come up in the days to come.

14th July, 2012- friends DIET of some districts have released their merit list and calling candidates verification of their documents.  These lists can be seen posted in the respective DIET read more about the counseling and the merit list in the..

19th July, 2012- As of now most of the DIETs have come out with their lists. And there is some good news for the B.Ed. candidates that, as we have mentioned in the earlier post that some other states have taken permission from the NCTE for…please check the new article

3rd August, 2012- respected visitors you might be following the comments in the various related articles to get updated on this issue. Summary is that the process has been again stalled. There is issue of double domicile, where peoples have.. Read further and the new updates on this issue

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