HPTET Exam 2020: Himachal Pradesh HC directs the government to provide minimum marks relaxation to sports candidates

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Dec 5, 2020

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Himachal Pradesh High Court has officially ordered the HP state government to consider the minimum marks of relaxation to the candidates who have excelled in sports for the HPTET examination 2020. HP high court has directed the state government officials to look into the matter and give a decision by January 31, 2021. 

Pooja Sharma, who had filed a petition failed to score minimum marks in the HPTET Exam 2020. After hearing her plea, HP HC Judge Vivek Singh Thakur gave the orders and stated that the outstanding players spend most of their time in the playground focusing on the game instead of books and so it's obvious for a sportsperson to fail under a different category and get at least a minimum marks of relaxation in the TET examination. 

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After failing to qualify for the HPTET 2020 exam, the petitioner went on to the exam conducting authority and mentioned that she had participated in the National games 3 times for the women's handball competition and then requested the HPTET authorities to consider her for the Junior Basic Training Teacher’s post under the sports quota of 3%. 

However, even after her request, the HPTET authorities weren't convinced to appoint her for the teacher's post and that's why she approached HC and filed a petition. 

Only after hearing the petitioner's plea, the Himachal Pradesh High Court ordered the exam conducting HPTET authorities to consider Pooja for the post of JBT Teacher and said that since the Indian government has already provided 3% reservation to the jobs under the sports category which is applicable from April 1, 2015, the petitioner's plea must be granted. 

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