Justice S M Subramaniam observed that appointment can never be claimed as a matter of right as all appointments are to be made strictly in accordance with the recruitment rules in force. Mere participation in the process of selection would not confer on anyone the right to claim appointment

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HC dismisses plea of two seeking posting as teachers
Kaushik Kannan | TNN | Oct 24, 2020, 04:59 IST
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Madurai: Observing that mere participation in the process of selection would not confer on anyone the right to claim for appointment, Madras high court dismissed the plea moved by two candidates who sought their appointment as secondary grade teachers based on call letters issued to them in 2009.
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The court was hearing the petitions filed by two women — B Malathy and M Rajam Santhabai — who sought a direction to appoint them as secondary grade teachers on the basis of the certificate verification held in 2009 without insisting on writing TET. The petitioners stated that they have completed diploma in teacher education and registered their name in the employment exchange. Though they had received call letters for certificate verification in 2009, they were not appointed.
The special government pleader submitted that the procedure for selection to such posts had undergone changes and now the appointments are made only through an open competitive process by issuing notifications. She submitted that since no appointment order was issued to the petitioners, they have no right to seek appointment without even passing TET.
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Justice S M Subramaniam observed that appointment can never be claimed as a matter of right as all appointments are to be made strictly in accordance with the recruitment rules in force. Mere participation in the process of selection would not confer on anyone the right to claim appointment. The petitioners have received call letters for certificate verification in 2009 and the petitions were filed in March 2014, after a lapse of about five years. The judge also pointed out that the petitioners have to participate in the process of selection for securing appointments since the procedures had undergone changes.

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