Retrenched teachers in Tripura are seeing a new ray of hope after a High Court directive. The court ordered to constitute a full bench to hear their plea. Those teachers are hoping to get their jobs back.
Political parties in Tripura have also welcomed the constitution of a full bench of the High Court to hear the petitions of retrenched teachers for reinstatement.
10,323 teachers were laid off from their jobs in Tripura. The Tripura government alleged that they were recruited illegally. On the other hand, the teachers claim that they have been unfairly excluded.
The case has been going on for a long time. At the same time, the movement has demanded to get back their jobs, they have also taken a stand.
This time, one of the issues before the assembly elections was the issue of retrenched teachers.
Meanwhile, the High Court of Tripura has said that the case filed in this regard will be heard on the 26th. The High Court ordered the formation of a full bench to hear the teachers’ plea. Political parties in Tripura also welcomed this order of the court.
Tripura Pradesh Congress President Ashish Kumar Saha said, ‘We welcome this decision of the High Court. Because we want those deprived teachers to get justice. Because these teachers were fired illegally. They were retrenched during the left era. But the case was initially misinterpreted by the then Left Front government’s law department. Because the original order passed by Chief Justice Dipak Kumar Gupta and Justice Swapan Chandra Das at that time was grossly misinterpreted. Later, BJP played with them and played politics. Because here after the BJP came to power, they were completely unfairly retrenched.’
The Congress claims that the reasons why these teachers were dropped were not their fault.
The CPIM has welcomed the full bench of the High Court which will hold a special hearing on the case on the 26th. One of their leaders said, ‘In the election manifesto of the assembly, we said that the jobs of those teachers will be reinstated once we come to power. If necessary, laws will be brought for this. However, we want these deprived teachers to get justice.”
According to sources, the ruling party there has also welcomed the order of this hearing. They said that the previous education minister Ratanlal Nath had taken the initiative to solve the problem. Chief Minister Manik Saha also wants to help these teachers. They also mentioned this in the manifesto.