Punjab and Haryana High Court Lifts Ban on Teacher Recruitment, Orders Punjabi Language Exam

ByTV10 Punjab

May 4, 2024
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In a significant development, the Punjab and Haryana High Court, situated in Punjab, has lifted the ban on the recruitment of 5994 teacher posts, granting permission for the Punjab government to proceed with the hiring process. The court’s decision comes as a relief for thousands of aspiring teachers awaiting employment opportunities in the region.

However, in an intriguing twist, the High Court has raised objections to the inclusion of a Punjabi language exam in the recruitment process, questioning its relevance to the teaching positions. Citing concerns over the examination’s alignment with the principles of Punjab and Punjabiyat, the court has ordered the cancellation of the Punjabi language exam.

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Furthermore, the High Court has mandated the Punjab government to conduct the Punjabi language exam within the next three months, emphasizing the importance of ensuring fair and transparent recruitment practices. This directive aims to uphold the integrity of the recruitment process while respecting the cultural significance of Punjabi language and heritage in the region.

As the Punjab government moves forward with the recruitment process, stakeholders eagerly await further developments regarding the implementation of the court’s orders and the subsequent impact on the education sector in Punjab.