The Allahabad High Court has validated the mandate dated December 4, 2020, refusing to allow the correction of an online application error in the recruitment of 69,000 assistant teachers. The Court refused to consider the mandate as discriminatory and said that it is not contrary to Rule 14.
This order was passed by Justice Yashwant Verma while hearing a Petition of Pawan Kumar and 26 others on Monday.
Senior Advocates RK Ojha, HN Singh, Additional Advocate General of the State Government MC Chaturvedi and Advocate Vipin Bihari Pandey argued on their part.
The Court has made it clear that it is written in the advertisement that the entry of online application will be final. Amendment will not be allowed in that. Candidates have also accepted the marks on which they have been selected and appointed. The selection has been made on the basis of District merit and marks scored by the candidates.
The Court said that if the entry in the application is allowed to be corrected in the middle of the recruitment, then the whole process will derail. The Court has directed the examination regulatory authority to complete the proceedings by conducting an assessment as per the December 4 mandate.
The Court said that a total of 4,31,466 applications have come out of which 4,09,530 candidates have appeared in the examination and 1,46,060 candidates have been declared qualified by the quality point mark. If those who have made a mistake in following the instructions are allowed to rectify, then it will be unfair to the selected candidates.
Each selected candidate has accepted the appointment on the same basis as the marks. The selection and appointment have been done on the basis of merit of District preference. Due to this decision of the Court, the bottleneck in the selection process has ended.