The West Bengal School Service Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed in the Assembly on Wednesday.
Placing the Bill in the Assembly, Education minister Partha Chatterjee said the Bill would replace the West Bengal School Service Commission (Amendment) Ordinance.
There will be a central commission to prepare panel by conducting the State Level Selection Test to appoint teachers and non teaching staff in schools and also monitor, supervise, control and coordinate the activities of the Regional Commission which shall be subordinate to the central commission.
Chatterjee said the Bill would remove regional restriction for filling up of vacancies for the posts of teachers and non-teaching staff of different regions by way of introducing State Level Selection Test for selection of teachers and non-teaching staff so that the schools don’t suffer from shortage of qualified teachers and non teaching staff. He said the state government’s main stress was to improve the quality of education and the bill was directed towards that.
The state government will upgrade St. Xavier’s College to a university and a Bill in this regard will be placed soon. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her visit to the college had assured the Jesuit Fathers that the college would be upgraded to a university. The college is being run by Jesuit Fathers who have contributed in spreading education in Bengal.