In view of the corruption case in the appointment of teachers in West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court has ordered to release the merit list of all 59000 primary teachers appointed by November 30.
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West Bengal The Calcutta High Court has given a big order on Friday in the matter of corruption in the appointment of teacher recruitment. Calcutta High Court Judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay, while hearing the matter on Friday, ordered publication of merit list of 59,000 primary teachers recruited in two batches through Tet. In the year 2014, 23 lakh had applied for TET. Out of them 21 lakh job aspirants had given the exam. Of those who passed, 59,000 were admitted. It was alleged that there was corruption in that appointment.
The Board of Primary Education has to publish the merit list by November 30 with the information of about 59,000 primary teachers in the state. Calcutta High Court Judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay gave such an order on Friday. Along with this, he also ordered to publish all the information including the distribution of marks of the candidates in the merit list.
Court ordered to issue merit list of appointed primary teachers
Let us inform that in view of the 2014 Tet, the appointment was done in two phases. First in 2016 and second in 2020. Around 59,000 primary teachers were recruited in two phases. The court ordered to publish the complete merit list with all the information of those teachers. The primary education board will have to provide all the information including the marks obtained by the teachers in the written and oral examination, their educational qualification. In the year 2014, 23 lakh had applied for TET. Out of them 21 lakh job aspirants had given the exam. Of those who passed, 59,000 were admitted. It was alleged that there was corruption in that appointment. A case was registered in the High Court. Reportedly, many did not get jobs as teachers despite getting more marks in the examination than those who were recruited. Justice Gangopadhyay gave this order in that case on Friday.
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