TET: HC instructs re-evaluation of answer sheet of one
Following a lawsuit, the Calcutta High Court instructed the School Service Commission to re-examine the answer sheet of a student, who had appeared in upper primary teacher’s recruitment examination.
Aparna Mahato, the examinee appealed to review her paper before the high court. The court of Justice Rajiv Sharma instructed the Commission to re-examine her paper within 15 days. But Aparna will be the only examinee who will get this opportunity. It should be recalled that 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 recently, after a two year gap.
The TET results were visible in the website of West Bengal Board of Primary Education and the result of upper primary school teachers would be seen in West Bengal School Service Commission’s website.
However, after the Calcutta High Court’s order that came out recently, saying state can publish the result of TET, the state government wasted no time to release the result. Justice CS Karnan had given the verdict. Meanwhile, the working teachers had also had gone for lawsuit, following which the court passed a verdict that they will be able to seat in the upcoming upper primary and school service examinations.
Two teachers – Prasanta Mistri and Sourav Saha had filed a case in the court challenging the notification of the state government. They alleged that the notification has ambiguity over the educational qualification of the teachers in primary and secondary level. The working teachers should get the opportunity to seat for the examination. Justice Debanshu Basak verdict was in favour of them.o