The High Court on Thursday stayed the process for appointing around 54,000 teachers to private schools, colleges and madrasas across the country for violating its earlier directives in this regard.
A HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman came up with the order after hearing on 20 contempt of court petitions filed by over 2,000 qualified candidates.The court also ordered the Non-Government Teachers' Registration and Certification Authority (NTRCA) to recommend for appointing the qualified candidates who filed contempt of court petitions within seven days.
The HC also asked the NTRCA to submit a report after complying with the directive before the court by May 18.
Earlier on March 8, the High Court directed the NTRCA to recommend the recruitment of teachers from the batch 1-12 in MPO-listed private educational institutions within 15 days.
Without complying with the HC directive, the NTRCA on March 30, this year issued a mass circular for appointing 54,000 teachers for private schools, colleges and madrasas.
Later, a renewed contempt of court petition was filed against the NTRCA chairman for not implementing the court order.
Advocate Mohammad Siddiq Ullah Miah said “The High Court on December 14, 2017, had passed a judgment with couple of directives. But since then, the NTRCA failed to comply with court’s order, making the petitioners, who had filed petitions earlier, to file contempt of court pleas.”