Teacher’s Eligibility Test (TET) aspirants yet again face uncertainty as another law suit has been filed at Calcutta High Court against the process of teacher’s recruitment in the state. Two teachers — Prasanta Mistri and Sourav Saha — filed a case in the court challenging the notification of the state government. They alleged that the notification has ambiguity over the educational qualification of the teachers in primary and secondary level.
The TET results for the primary school teachers and upper primary school teachers were published by the state government recently after a two-year gap.
The TET results were available on the website of West Bengal Board of Primary Education and the results of upper primary school teachers were put on West Bengal School Service Commission’s website.
The results were made public after the recent Calcutta High Court’s order saying that the state can publish the result of TET. Thereafter, the state government wasted no time to release the result. The verdict was given by Justice CS Karnan.
Later, the state government had published a notification to recruit the teachers in secondary, higher secondary level and primary teacher’s council and confirmed upon publishing the district wise vacancy list soon, so that the candidates could apply as per their priority.
With the new case in the court, the fresh recruitment in secondary, higher secondary and upper primary could be stalled. The case filed in the court of Justice Debanshu Basak will be heard in September 28.
However, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, on Tuesday, said that the recruitment of primary teachers via TET has begun. The successful candidates were asked to appear before the board for the viva-voce.
“We’ll start employing as soon as possible,” Chatterjee said who was attending a program at University of Calcutta on Tuesday.
The students were asked to apply online on West Bengal school service commission’s website for seconday and higher secondary recruitment. There’ll be a paper of 55 marks but another 35 marks will be given on the candidate’s educational background and 10 marks personality test will be there as well.
The candidates for secondary and higher secondary level teacher recruitment examination should have 50 per cent marks in graduation. They should have Bachelor in education (B.Ed) degree as well
The age limit for the secondary and higher secondary level is till 40 years. A candidate, who is 20 year old, can also apply for the job. But the candidate under the reserve categories would get 3 years relaxation.