MADURAI: The Madras High Court bench here directed the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) to keep 80 posts vacant for a batch of litigants who have challenged the parameter for awarding “weightage” marks for selecting Secondary Grade Teachers and Graduate Assistants in Government and aided schools in Tamil Nadu.
In an interim order, Justice K K Sasidharan said that the TRB wants to continue the appointments on the basis of the order given by the Principal Bench of the High Court. At the same time the TRB had agreed to protect the interest of the current batch of petitioners and hence the court did not want to intervene in the appointment procedures.
Hence as agreed by the TRB, he directed it to keep 80 posts vacant.
Originally the petitioners challenged a Government Order issued in May providing weightage marks for TET-qualified candidates in recruitment. The judge had then provisionally stayed the appointments of teachers who had cleared the TET.