Lepcha parateachers of 46 schools in hunger
strike in Kalimpong - darpan pic
The court asked the state to file an affidavit within three weeks and fixed the matter for hearing after five weeks.
Last June, the state issued a notification and asked the Darjeeling district magistrate to start the selection process of appointing Lepcha parateachers in 46 schools.
Subsequently GTA spokesperson Roshan Giri told the district magistrate not to proceed with the notification as according to the GTA Act 2011, appointment of teachers in Darjeeling district remained within its ambit.
However, the process continued and in August 2014 the appointment process was completed.
Subsequently GTA counsel Ayanabho Raha filed a case in the high court and sought an interim stay which the court refused to grant. PTI
Via : DC