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HC asks Haryana Govt to release 3,581 surplus guest teachers

Punjab and Haryana high court has asked the Haryana government to relieve 3,581 guest teachers who are in surplus after examining their replies to the show-cause notice. Court also asked the state to terminate the services of 28 guest teachers with immediate effect who have not responded to the show-cause notices.

The department had declared 4,073 guest teachers as surplus. However, out of them, around 464 have either left the job or have been re-employed at some other place. Remaining 3609 were issued show-cause notices for termination of their services on May 22.

Responding to the notices, 3,581 teachers filed their replies but 28 had failed to do so. On May 11, the high court had directed the state government to issue public notices in newspapers about the teachers who are in surplus and terminate their services.

The court has already dismissed the petition of the guest teachers against the show-cause notices and has directed the state to terminate their services and recruit regular teachers.

The guest teachers are already on warpath and holding protests across the state for the past several days. They have even threatened to convert to another religion if their services are terminated, reported ToI.

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