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JBT Teacher’s Termination Order Stayed by CAT Tribunal

CAT Stays termination of JBT Teachers

It was a huge sigh of relief for 344 affected teachers when Central Administrative Tribunal Chandigarh stayed the termination of services of Junior Basic Training (JBT) teachers in Chandigarh.

Facts of the case:
1 Advertisement for 489 JBT teachers.

2 Recruitment process in 2015

3 JBT paper leak scam hit the fore as there were many illegalities in recruitment process

4 SIT formed and 2 FIR’s registered on July 29, 2016 & October 11, 2017

Also Read- Service Matters in Labour Court CAT Tribunal and High Court

Issues in case:
1 Service terminated “abruptly” without issuing in one-month notice

2  Instead of regularizing them on completion of 2 years written as written in appointment letter, they were told to go

3 In reply, Chandigarh Administration submitted that due to pendency of the paper-leak case, the probation period cannot be cleared.

4The counsel for teachers, senior advocate submitted that the action of Chandigarh administration prima facie is arbitrary, illegal and in violation of fundamental rights and principles of natural justice. Neither any notice nor any enquiry was conducted as per the due process of law.

Also Read- Central Administrative Tribunal or better known as CAT Tribunal Chandigarh.

JBT Paper Leak in News:

1. 800 TGTs, JBT Teachers sacked in TribuneIndia.com

2. JBT paper leak: Chargesheet names four Chandigarh govt school teachers in Hindustantimes

3. Accused in Chandigarh JBT paper leak case have a history of fraud in TimesofIndia.com

4. JBT-TGT paper leak case: Guruji, aide compared question paper details for every subject, read chargesheet in IndianExpress.

5 JBT-TGT paper leak scam: Accused released on bail as police fail to file charge-sheet in LegalDesire.com  

Also Read- Seniority Granted from the Back Date by CAT Chandigarh.

What next?
The case is listed for June, 6 for reply by the U.T. Administration, Education Department and DPI (schools).

The Stay will operate in the favour of JBT teacher till then.  The problem for Chandigarh Administration seems not to be ending and the department is under heavy pressure to justify the act of termination.

Also Read- Service Matter issue of Chandigarh Police at CAT Chandigarh

Conclusion:
Yet again CAT Tribunal Chandigarh has come to the succor of applicants ( in this case teachers) against illegal termination from job without a notice, inquiry or any justifiable reason in compliance with law.


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