Supreme Court Confirmed the Decision of Uttar Pradesh Govt. of Increasing Cut-Off Marks for Shiksha Mitras

Supreme Court confirmed the decision of Uttar Pradesh Govt. of increasing cut-off marks for Shiksha Mitras

The Apex Court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by Uttar Pradesh Shiksha Mitra Association and upheld the decision of UP Govt. increasing cut-off marks for 2019 recruitment of 69,000 Assistant Teachers (Shiksha Mitras) to 65 and 60 for the general and reserved categories respectively.

The Court further recorded that Shiksha Mitras would be given another chance by permitting them to compete in the next recruitment examination. The Court discerned the modalities of the same to be to exercises by the State.

The Supreme Court further allowed the Government of Uttar Pradesh to fill the remaining 37,339 posts of Shiksha Mitras (assistant teachers) aligned with the result announced on May 2020.


07 January 2019-  Vide a notification dated 07 January 2019, the UP Government, had increased the cut-off marks to 65 and 60 for the recruitment of 69,000 teachers in primary schools of the state, for the General and Reserved categories respectively, in the 2019 examination, thereby leaving 32,629 Shiksha Mitra candidates out.

The qualifying marks for the Assistant Teacher Recruitment Exam for the previous year were 40 to 45.

The High Court of Allahabad had upheld the decision of the UP Government for increasing the cut-off marks to 65 and 60 for the recruitment of 69,000 teachers in primary schools of the state.

06 May – The Allahabad High Court directed the UP Government, to complete the process for appointment of 69,000 Assistant Teachers

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in the State of Uttar Pradesh within the next three months.

21 May- The Supreme Court had said the State Government to make clear the process accepted for the appointments through a chart.

03 June- The High Court of Allahabad had stayed the appointment of 69,000 Assistant Teachers in Uttar Pradesh after the Top Court sought the Uttar Pradesh government’s reply on pleas challenging the decision of High Court, which had confirmed the decision of the State Government to keep higher cut-off marks for these appointments.

09 June- The Apex Court had directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to keep 37,339 posts of Assistant Teachers (Shiksha Mitras) vacant, thereby staying the ongoing selection process of teachers in the state.

The Court noted that it was prima facie borne from the records that the State Government of UP was proceeding with the selection to fill up all posts, despite the May 21 order, wherein the Supreme Court had passed interim orders directing that, “All Shiksha Mitras who are presently holding their posts as Assistant Teachers shall not be disturbed”.

24 July– Plea was filed by Uttar Pradesh Shiksha Mitra Assocation challenging the verdict of Allahabad High Court wherein the Apex Court had reserved its judgment after an exhaustive hearing which lasted for over two days.

Coram: Justices U.U. Lalit, M.M. Shantanagoudar

Supreme Court confirmed the decision of Uttar Pradesh Govt. of increasing cut-off marks for Shiksha Mitras

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