Bengal school service commission uploads teachers’ interview list
The state school service commission on Thursday uploaded on its website a list of candidates who have qualified for interview for the job of teacher at upper primary schools and those who have not, with marks against the name of each.
The list was uploaded a day before the high court hears a case to decide the fate of a recruitment process for teachers from Classes VI to VIII.
The court had on July 2 asked the commission to come up with a comprehensive list so that those whose names did not feature among the interviewees could be explained why they fell short.
Justice Abhijit Ganguly had last week extended an interim stay on recruitment of teachers till July 9 after observing that “apparently… there are irregularities” in drawing up the list.
If the court lifts the stay, the commission will come up with another list following the completion of interviews and start recruitment.
Hours after the commission came up with the list at noon, a section of candidates assembled in front of the commission’s office in Salt Lake and complained that the new list, too, lacked transparency.
The commission has also uploaded a list of the candidates who have been rejected for interviews because they failed to upload documents like the training certificate and academic qualifications by the deadline.
Also published is a list of candidates who had written TET in 2016 but did not have any training to function as teacher.
An official of the commission said: “We have uploaded details of all the 1,32,000 candidates who had written the test, based on four categories, for the sake of transparency.”