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SSC seeks green signal on list of candidates

Kolkata: The School Service Commission (SSC) has written to State Election Commissioner A K Singh to give the nod for publishing the names of candidates who can be called for verification of their testimonials.
"The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is presently on with the state Election Commission (SEC) declaring the dates for the Panchayat elections. So, we have written to the Commissioner for permission, so that we can publish the names of candidates who will appear before us for verification of testimonials. This is an integral part of the recruitment process," said a senior official of SSC.
The decision of the SSC comes in the wake of Calcutta High Court on Monday giving the nod for recruitment of upper primary teachers in government schools across the state. The court's direction has made it clear that out of a vacancy of 15,000 teachers, 13,500 teachers can now be recruited in classes V to VIII in the state schools.
SSC will conduct the screening process, but the appointment letter will be issued by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.
As per directions by Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty of Calcutta High Court, 10 percent of the seats will be reserved for para-teachers till the conclusion of the case. The next hearing has been scheduled in the month of July.
It has been mentioned that some teachers' organisations 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.
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