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Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 1653 teachers in the primary schools were temporarily promoted as headteachers. The new order was released based on the advice of the advocate general. It has been decided to settle the promotion-related cases on the basis of the final verdict of the Supreme Court.
The order that directs the LP, UP, or HS teachers who are aged 50 years shall pass a departmental test for the promotion to the post of headteacher was questioned in the court. This affected the promotion of many teachers and the supreme court had not proclaimed the final decision regarding this.
Meanwhile, promotions were temporarily accorded in view of the school reopening on November 1. Though these teachers joined the new post, the procedures were stayed by the administrative tribunal for three weeks. But the high court quashed the stay after the government submitted an appeal against this and thus the teachers were temporarily promoted.
Minister V Sivankutty informed that the promotions were granted to ensure the proper functioning of the schools after reopening. The vacant posts due to the promotions will be filled through PSC examinations. 540 vacancies were already reported at PSC and over 1000 vacancies are expected to be reported soon, said the minister.