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Bypolls: TET interviews stalled in 3 districts

The interview process of Teacher’s Eligibility Test (TET) will be stalled in the three districts due to the upcoming by-election.

The Election Commission recently set November 19 as the date for bypolls to two Lok Sabha constituencies — Tamluk in East Midanapore and Cooch Behar — and one Assembly constituency in Monteswar of Burdwan district.

As per the election code of conduct, three districts – East Midnapore, Cooch Behar and Burdwan cannot hold the interview of the successful candidate in the TET examinations.

It may be recalled that the interviews for the Teacher’s Eligibility Test (TET) will be starting soon. It will last till October 28.

The successful students have started getting the SMS and email from the West Bengal Board of Primary Education board for their presence in the viva-voce.

However, the successful candidates of these three districts will have to wait till the election gets over on November 19.

The West Bengal Board of Primary Education, however, is trying to organise the viva-voce without declaring the results of the examination.

They have approached the Election Commission of India to request the constitutional body to look into the matter.

The West Bengal Board of Primary Education is ready to take extra work if the Election Commission gives them permission to take interviews in those districts.

The board has approached the state education department and discussed the matter with Minister Partha Chatterjee. The steps are being taken in accordance with his instruction.

It will be remembered that October 22, will be the date of interview for Bankura district. The successful candidate in the written examination in Murshidabad district will face interviews on 
October 24.
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