Govt. to Respect Patna High Court Order On NIOS D.EL.Ed Teacher: HRD Minister
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May 17, 2020

Govt. to Respect Patna High Court Order On NIOS D.EL.Ed Teacher: HRD Minister

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank recently reiterated that the union government will respect the Patna High Court order with respect to NIOS D.EL.Ed teachers. He was responding to complaints raised by candidates, who qualified NIOS D.EL.Ed course, during his interaction with teachers across the country through a webinar #EducationMinisterGoesLive.


The Patna High Court had quashed an order of National Council of Teacher Education or NCTE which said that in-service teachers who had done National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)'s Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) is not valid for regular appointment as primary school teachers.




"MHRD to respect the orders of Honourable High Court of Patna issued with respect to NIOS DLEd teachers," the minister said in his address.

In January this year, the Patna High Court passed the judgement in favour of the NIOS D.El.Ed. candidates and asked the Bihar government to consider their candidature for the teacher recruitment exam. The 18-month duration diploma obtained by these candidates was not considered eligible for teacher recruitment by various governments including Bihar.