It was a celebration time for 109 DSC candidates of 2008 batch as their 13-year-long wait ended after they acquired appointed as Secondary Grade Teachers throughout counselling on Saturday.
Though 250 candidates had certified, solely 125 of them turned up for counselling held by Prakasam District Education Officer V.S.Subba Rao on the DRRMH college grounds.
Some of the candidates expressed dissatisfaction over the selection of college to which they had been allotted. Though there have been vacancies in State-run colleges in and round Ongole, many of the candidates had been chosen for colleges at far-away locations in western components of the district, they lamented.
Fulfilling one of the main ballot guarantees made within the run-up to the Assembly elections in 2019, the YSR Congress Party authorities cleared the decks for appointment of 2,193 2008 DSC candidates within the State after facilitating decision of a pending courtroom case.
The profitable candidates, led by Andhra Pradesh Government Employees Association district chairman Vinukonda Raja Rao, thanked Chief Minister Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy for taking steps to resolve the problem.