While hearing a petition moved by Tumpa Ghosh from Burdwan, Justice Biswanath Somaddar passed the judgment.
The petitioners had submitted that West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) used to grant a 22 marks grace to PTTI certificate holders till the high court declared the training institute illegal on October 1, 2008.
The petitioners argued that though the court had ordered the certificates issued in 2005 and 2006 were invalid , the state government was refusing to accept certificates issued between 1998 and 2004.
Even the WBBPE was not giving the grace of 22 marks to the candidates. Tumpa and many others petitioners did not get job as primary teachers as grace marks were not given to them. The petitioners’ counsels submitted that they had applied for the jobs as primary teachers as they were sure of getting the grace marks.
They would get job had they been given the grace marks of 22. The court on Tuesday directed the state to treat Ghosh and the other petitioners as ‘special category’ candidates and grant them grace marks as their certificates were issued before 2004.