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‘Rank 200 out, 275 in’: Calcutta High Court orders CBI to probe

Order follows petition by job aspirant Anup Gupta, who had written the 2014 teachers’ eligibility test

Tapas Ghosh | Published 09.06.22, 07:26 AM
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The high court on Wednesday directed the CBI to find out how Siddiqui Gazi was appointed a teacher at a state-aided school despite ranking below the petitioner, who failed to get a job, on the merit list.

Justice Rajasekhar Mantha, who issued the order, had on June 6 directed the secondary education department to terminate Gazi’s service.

The order followed a petition by job aspirant Anup Gupta, who had written the 2014 teachers’ eligibility test (TET).

Gupta’s rank on the merit list published on the basis of the test was 200.

Counsel for the petitioner, Firdous Shamim, had informed the court that Gupta had failed to get a job but Gazi, whose rank was 275, was appointed an assistant teacher of mathematics for classes IX and X.

When the case again came up for detailed hearing on Wednesday, Justice Mantha held that an inquiry was needed to know the facts behind the appointment process.

The documents related to the appointment of teachers for classes IX and X and Group C and D staff in secondary schools are in the CBI’s custody following an order by Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay of the court.

The judge had ordered a CBI probe into the alleged illegal appointments, made by the West Bengal School Service Commission.

Justice Mantha, in his order on Wednesday, asked the CBI to find out how Gazi got the job and table a report on June 28.

Last updated on 09.06.22, 08:08 AM
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