The High Court yesterday issued a rule on the government to explain in two weeks as to why the circular on the teacher recruitment at non-government educational institutions should not be declared illegal.
An HC bench comprising Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Farid Ahmed Shibli came up with the rule following a writ petition.
Senior Supreme Court lawyer ABM Nurul Islam filed the writ challenging the circular.
The Education Secretary and the director general of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education have been made respondents to the rule.
The government recently published a circular on the amendment to the section 21 of the Non-Government Teachers' Registration and Certification Authority (NTRCA).
As per the circular, if any non-government educational institution recruits a teacher after publishing an advertisement on and after October 22 last, the appointment will be deemed illegal.
However, the institutions initiating the recruitment process before October 22 can appoint teachers.
Under the new system, Non-government Teachers’ Selection Commission (NTSC) will appoint teachers from those who come out successful in teacher registration test.
Talking to reporters, ABM Nurul Islam who stood for himself said now the managing committee of a non-government educational institution has no authority to appoint teachers. “The government’s decision is contrary to the existing laws. This is why I filed the writ.” -UNB
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