Class IX-X Bengali Teachers’ Recruitment Suspension Lifted

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Kolkata: The interim suspension over the recruitment process of teachers for 2016’s Class IX and X standard in the post of Bengali language has been lifted on Monday after intervention by the Calcutta High Court.

Justice Pratik Prakash Banerjee gave orders to hand over appointment letters to 1378 teachers for Bengali language. The process must begin within the next 24 hours.

The reserved seats for SSC’s Class IX-X teachers were reduced. Over this accusation, Nipesh Majhi had filed a case in the High Court in June this year for a suspension of the process. Nipesh himself belonged to the disabled category. After the first hearing, Justice Pratik Prakash Banerjee on August 1 had given interim suspension on the process.

To review the suspension, a plea was filed by SSC examinee Swarnali Biswas and 15 other job seekers on 15th January. In their plea they said, the SSC administration has given appointment letters to them in all languages except Bengali language.

Only they are being neglected in case of getting jobs. Hence, they wanted an immediate review of the suspension order.

On Monday, during hearing, Swarnali’s lawyer Ashish Kumar Chowdhury said, “The person who had filed the case and based on which the interim suspension was given, that petitioner’s name is only in the waiting list. Hence he can never request for suspension of the recruitment process.”

After hearing this, Justice said that the court is withdrawing it previous verdict. Immediately, 1378 job seekers should be used to fill up the vacancies in Class IX and X in Bengali language (3 seats reserved for physical disabilities).

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