In a high level meeting at Bikash Bhawan, Chatterjee on Thursday asked the education secretary and the senior officials of the Board of Primary Education to immediately start the process of appointing teachers in primary and upper primary TET.
Senior officials of the School Service Commission were also present in the meeting. As many candidates were waiting for a long time due to a delay in recruitment following a court order, the education department is now leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the eligible candidates get jobs as early as possible.
Keeping in mind the current situation, the minister had instructed the department officials to work on a war footing. In Thursday’s meeting, Chatterjee asked the senior officials of his department to take necessary steps to expedite the process of recruiting the new teachers.
After the meeting, the minister told the media that he has given instruction to his department that
there will be no delay in the recruitment process.
The recruitment process will be initiated on an emergency basis. He has also given an assurance that the new appointments will be given as soon as possible after completing the necessary steps.
Chaterjeee also said that around 1.4 lakh candidates have passed in the primary TET and around 60,000 teachers would be recruited altogether in primary and upper primary level.
The court’s direction would be followed while recruiting the teachers and trained candidates would be given priority, Chatterjee maintained. It was learnt from the sources that the department was taking all necessary steps so that notification regarding the appointment of teachers could be published before Durga Puja.
In case of appointing high school teachers, recruitments would be done in three segments. The result for upper primary TET was already published. The examinations will be conducted for Class IX-X level the notice for which will be published.
For this, the candidates need to have 50 per cent marks in graduation or post-graduation along with the training. On the next step examinations would be conducted for recruiting teachers for Class XI-XII.
The state government is trying to fill up the vacant posts in various schools as soon as possible.
Ever since the Calcutta High Court has given its clearance to go ahead with the recruitment, the state
government is trying to appoint the successful candidates who have been waiting for a long time.