11 Tripura teachers affected by SC decision died of alleged depression-induced diseases

A large group of school teachers on Friday alleged that 11 of the 10,323 teachers have died so far due to depression-induced diseases after the Supreme Court in March this year upheld the Tripura High Court order terminating their services, Tripurainfo reported.

These teachers were recruited across Tripura during 2010 and 2013 by the State government, who have been found lacking the obligatory qualifications mandated by the Right to Education Act, 2009.

Following the apex court ruling, these teachers now face the axe after 31 December.  As per the Supreme Court order, the teachers whose services have been terminated can continue their service till December 2017.

During a condolence meeting held for the dead teachers, the group of teachers also alleged that some of the deceased had committed suicide out of frustration and despair over bleak future.

Last month, the Supreme Court even stopped State Government’s decision to accommodate the these sacked teachers by recruiting them in non-teaching jobs.

The state government’s decision was challenged by an unemployed youth from the state.

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