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Reinstate teacher with full back salary, says Calcutta High Court

Sekh’s appointment had been cancelled by the Murshidabad district primary school council

PTI | Published 17.08.22, 11:44 AM

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The Calcutta High Court on August 16 directed the Murshidabad district primary school council to reinstate a teacher whose appointment it had cancelled.

The court noted that the discontinuation of service of Meraj Sekh was ordered on the basis of an undated guideline issued by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education and termed it as a “ghostly document” as there is no date on it.

Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay set aside the cancellation of appointment by the district primary school council in March 2022 and ordered the teacher’s reinstatement.

The court found that the guidelines of the primary education board for calculating the marks obtained by an honours graduate candidate was not in conformity with the National Council for Teacher Education guidelines.

Sekh’s appointment had been cancelled by the DPSC on the ground that his marks were below the cut-off as per the guidelines of the state primary education board.

“The petitioner should be allowed to work in the school where he was recommended with his full back salary as he could not perform his duty for the illegality committed by the district primary school council and the Board,” Justice Gangopadhyay directed.

Last updated on 17.08.22, 12:18 PM
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