The Supreme Court of Calcutta on Wednesday ordered the West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) to take appropriate action and appoint 112 applicants/applicants for vacancies created in primary schools for teachers following a recruitment process in 2016.
The court instructed the primary council to complete the recruitment process for the petitioners by September 28. The sole court of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay also instructed the School Education Department to send the number of vacancies equal to the number of applicants to the WBBPE so that it could be filled.
In the past two days, Justice Gangopadhyay had ordered the appointment of 77 candidates for teaching duties in primary schools by the end of September.
The court ruled that the petitioners’ recommendation should be implemented in terms of the 2016 recruitment rules. The Education Department had submitted a recruitment notification in 2016 based on a 2014 Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET). The petitioners failed the exam at the time. .
In 2018, the Supreme Court approved an order giving six points against six wrong answers in the answer key. For example, in 2020, the applicants successfully emerged in the 2014 Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) after adding grades to their grade sheets after the board admitted their blunder by printing wrong questions for the candidates to try. They went to the Supreme Court this year to get an injunction to participate in the primary school teacher recruitment process, saying they could have entered the 2016 recruitment process if they had achieved the six points at the time. .