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During his four-day visit to Warangal in January 2011, the CM assured the candidates that they would be given jobs. The candidates were informed by...

Warangal: The candidates qualified in DSC-1998 and waiting for appointments have appealed Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to intervene in their issue and do justice at the earliest.

During his four-day visit to Warangal in January 2011, the CM assured the candidates that they would be given jobs. The candidates were informed by the CM that he had directed the then Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy to create super numerical posts to accommodate them.

It might be noted that district selection committees (DSC) in the erstwhile State of Andhra Pradesh conducted recruitment tests in 1998 to appoint SGTs (secondary grade teachers). After issuing notification, the government through a GO MS No 221 reduced cut off mark by five marks in all categories.

Several candidates listed in the first merit list were set aside while those in the second list were given appointments. There were nearly 600 persons from Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam and Nalgonda districts, qualified in the test, got affected with that decision.

Importantly, several vacancies that remained after completing the recruitment process of the DSC 1998 were forwarded to the next DSC but those who were already qualified were not given appointments.

When the qualified candidates approached AP Administrative Tribunal, it has directed the government in 2009 to give jobs to the affected candidates.

But the then Education Minister and officials failed to implement the orders, Kasagani Venu Goud, who qualified in the test, told The Hans India.

After the assurance given in 2011, the CM has on several instances promised to provide jobs to the candidates qualified in 1998 DSC before issuing notification for a fresh DSC. On January 3 this year, he reassured that Deputy CM K Srihari and School Education Director G Kishan will address the issue, he informed. But the promise still remains to be materialised.

“Officials of education department are trying to dilute the issue by delaying the appointments as per the CM’s directions. The candidates waiting for appointment for the past 18 years undergoing severe agony,” Venu Goud lamented.

Telangana Advocate General K Ramakrishna Reddy in his report on the issue acknowledged about the injustice caused to the DSC ’98 qualified candidates. During a discussion at the state assembly Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao also expressed same opinion and asserted to do justice.

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