The state government is considering the proposal to induct the part time and contactual teachers into permanent services in their respective colleges where they have been teaching.
State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has announced that the priority will be given to the contactual teachers to get permanent service at colleges where they have been serving at present.
According to sources in the education department, the individual experience of a candidate as a teacher will come into consideration. The candidates will be given marks on the basis of their experience. The proposal to induct the part time teachers into permanent service was recommended by the Abhirup Sarkar committee. The committee had proposed to the government to increase the salary of these candidates and also the increase in the number of classes for every teacher.
Chatterjee said the state government had decided to extend the time of application for the candidates. Those candidates, who have been in contactual service after clearing NET and SET, can apply for the interview of college service commission upto the age of 45, Chatterjee said. The Education Minister has also given assurance that the service of the contractual staff will not be terminated. While replying to a question during a question answer session at the Assembly, Chatterjee said there were currently 12,890 teachers in various government-run colleges in the state. Around 3,300 posts fell vacant till October this year.