Chandigarh, May 16 -- The UT education department has started issuing the appointment letters to the Junior Basic Teachers (JBT) after getting approval from the Election Commission of India (ECI). The process of appointment was delayed as the model code of conduct is in place due to Lok Sabha elections.

This would be the first batch of teachers joining the UT schools after the JBT scam that rocked Chandigarh.

However, only some of the candidates will be issued the appointment letters. "The decision to conduct the exam for JBT posts was taken to avoid shortage of teachers in the new academic session," official sources said, who did not want to be named due to Lok Sabha polls. An advertisement for 418 JBT posts was released on October 3, 20...