A writ has been filed against the 9th amendment of the Education Act at the Supreme court.
The 9th amendment was proposed by education minister Gopal Man shrestha which has the provision to make all the temporary teachers permanent which demoralizes the free competetion according to the experts.
Jyoti Baniya, chairman of the Consumer Rights Protection Forum, teacher Santosh Bhattarai from Sunsari and advocate Rita Bhandari combinely have filed the writ.
They have demanded that the SC issue an interim order, canceling the ninth amendment to the Education Act.
The Council of Ministers, Parliament, Ministry of Education, Department of Education, Teachers' Service Commission and Nepal Teachers' Federation have been made the defendants in the case. “The amendment will affect millions of school students, depriving them of quality education and qualified teachers and it will damage the education system of the country,” claim the writ petitioners.
As per the amendment, 75% of the vacant seats for post fulfilment have been reserved for the internal temporary teachers and only 25% will be selected by free open competetion.
Qualified people who hold teaching license are deprived of taking part in free competition through the announcement of open vacancies, they said. “Instead of giving priority to open competition, the amendment has allocated nearly two-thirds of the seats for temporary teachers who were appointed on the basis of personal connection and political pressure. The bill was approved under pressure and influence by parliament without any discussion in the committee concerned.”
(Source: My Republica)