The state government will recruit Secondary and Higher Secondary teachers before Upper Primary recruitments.
According to the state education department source, School Service Commission has already made this decision to recruit Higher Secondary and Secondary teachers before the recruitment of Upper Primary teachers. The reason for this decision was the difference of salary structure between these two levels.
The teachers of the Secondary and Higher Secondary earn much higher than their Upper Primary level counterparts. Now, the authorities of the School Service Commission believe that the job aspirants would normally look for the Higher Secondary or Secondary jobs and they would leave the Upper Primary job. There will be vacancy of post in the upper primary sector.
However, the result of the Teacher’s Eligibility Test (TET) for the Primary school teachers and Upper Primary school teachers were published by the state government after a two years gap. The TET interview has started in many districts.
But the interview process of Teacher’s Eligibility Test (TET) could be stalled in the three districts due to the upcoming by-election. The Election Commission recently set November 19 as the date for by-polls to two Lok Sabha constituencies — Tamluk in East Midnapore and Cooch Behar and one Assembly constituency in Monteswar of Burdwan district.
Those were vacant after the Renuka Sinha, Trinamool MP from Cooch Behar and Salil Panja, party’s MLA from Monteswar seat, died, while Suvendu Adhikari MP for Tamluk resigned from his post. He contested in last Assembly election and become victorious. He is now the Transport minister.
As per the election code of conduct, three districts – East Midnapore, Cooch Behar and Burdwan cannot hold the interviews of the successful candidates in the TET examination.
It may be recalled that the interview for the Teacher’s Eligibility Test (TET) had started. It will last till October 28. The successful students have started to get the SMS and email from the West Bengal Board of Primary Education board for their presence in the viva-voce.
However, the successful candidates of these three districts will have to wait till the election gets over on November 19.
The West Bengal Board of Primary Education is, however, trying to organise the viva-voce without declaring the result of the examination. They have approached the Election Commission of India to request the constitutional body to look into the matter.