Calcutta HC Imposes Fine On WB Govt Over TET Recruitment Exam


Kolkata: Calcutta High Court division bench of judges Sanjib Banerjee and Abhijit Ganguly on Friday imposed one lakh (1 Lakh) fine on West Bengal Government for putting question outside the syllabus by the Primary Teachers’ Council . This flaw was recognised in the Primary Teachers’ Recruitment examination 2012. The court also warned against repeatation of such incident.

All the testimony provided in the court clearly stated that, a notice was issued in 2012 declaring 34 thousand vacancies for the recruitment of primary teachers. 34 lakh students participated in the exam which took place in March 31, 2013. Bapi Kandar along with twenty people had filed a case in August, 2013. Lawyer Bikram Banerjee and Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharyya, students’ prosecutor informed that the National School For Teacher Education guidelines has been breached in the examination.

Following all the measures, the students have urged for cancellation of the exam and addition of grace marks. However, the bench of Debangshu Basak has dismissed the case. But challenging the verdict, the students moved to division bench in 2015.

The division bench of Biswanath Samaddar had asked for NCTE report for further development. The authority has submitted the report in High Court. In a progress,
the division bench said that those who will be recruited, will receive the recruitment letter with a line of uncertainty and their fate will depend on the court verdict.

The last hearing was held under the division bench of Sanjib Banerjee and Abhijit Ganguly. The court has given its final verdict warning the council not to repeat such incident. To keep the balance of the situation, the court did not cancel the examination. The state government has accepted their fault amid the case stating no expense for 21 students who moved to High Court and mercy on age when applying for TET.