HC green signals recruitment of upper primary teachers
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday gave the nod for recruitment of upper primary teachers in the government schools. The court's direction has made it clear that out of a vacancy of 14,000 teachers, 12,600 teachers can now be recruited in classes V to VIII in the state schools. It has been mentioned that some teachers' organisation had moved the high court, challenging the 2009 notification of School Service Commission (SSC) that had reserved 10 percent of the seats for para teachers. Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty, however, said that the 10 percent will be reserved for para teachers till the conclusion of the case. The next hearing has been scheduled in July. "Justice Chakraborty has said that 90 percent of the recruitment should not remain stalled for a deadlock of 10 percent para teachers," said advocate Gourav Das, who appeared for the petitioners.