Plea to fill up 50% vacancies in HC through direct recruitment opposed

Plea to fill up 50% vacancies in HC through direct recruitment opposed

Registrar General says there is no constitutional mandate for such a procedure The Registrar General (RG) of Madras High Court has contended that there is no constitutional mandate to fill up at least 50% of vacancies in the posts of Assistant and Reader/Examiner in the court through direct recruitment. He has made the submission in a counter affidavit to a public interest litigation petition that opposed the practice of filling up a majority of such vacancies through promotions from among existing staff. The counter affidavit filed by R. Sakthivel stated…

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‘Schools are in jeopardy’: teachers renew funding plea in run-up to polls

‘Schools are in jeopardy’: teachers renew funding plea in run-up to polls

Headteachers in England have called for school funding to be at the top of the political agenda in the run-up to the general election, warning that widespread budget cuts threaten to undermine the education system. As political campaigning gathered pace, teachers predicted that progress in education would stall and academic standards would start to decline if schools continued to come under “unacceptable levels of financial pressure”. Russell Hobby, the general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) union, called on all the parties seeking to form the next…

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