HC halts JU’s 6 teachers recruitment process
Published: 03:40 PM, 15 June 2021 Updated: 07:58 PM, 15 June 2021
High Court; File Photo
The High Court today has halted the recruitment process of six teachers in the Department of Philosophy of Jahangirnagar University (JU) online till June 20. At the same time, the court has directed to submit the documents related to the appointment of teachers to the court within this period.
The Virtual High Court bench comprised of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md. Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Tuesday after the preliminary hearing on the writ challenging the validity of online teacher recruitment.
Barrister Anik R Haque and Advocate Syeda Nasrin appeared for the writ petition. On the other hand, Advocate Kumar Debul Dey appeared for the JU authorities. Deputy Attorney General Arvind Kumar Roy appeared for the state.
Earlier, a writ petition was filed in the High Court challenging the validity of the appointment of six teachers in the Department of Philosophy of JU online. Four teachers of the department filed the writ petition on June 10.
The writ-filed teachers are – Dr. Md. Kamrul Ahsan, Dr. SM Anwar Ullah Bhuiyan, Md. Zakir Hossain and Abdus Sattar. The writ sought suspension of the recruitment of six teachers in the Department of Philosophy.
JU has announced the appointment of six teachers in the Department of Philosophy. Later, the selection board called for an online oral test on June 12. Eight teachers of the Jahangirnagar University have sent a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC) calling the move to recruit six teachers in the empty campus a ploy. However, they did not receive a reply to the letter and filed a writ petition.