Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a telephonic conversation on Friday urged Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani to approve relaxation for at least a year to fill numerous vacant posts for teachers in the state with non B.Ed candidates.
Irani during a visit to Kolkata had clearly mentioned that candidates should have DL.Ed for the primary level or B.Ed for the Secondary level to be appointed in the teaching posts. No appointment should be made disregarding the above criteria.
The state currently has seventy thousand vacant teaching posts, but only 40 to 45 thousand candidates have B.Ed degree leading to a huge gap in the recruitment process.
Earlier relaxation was given to appoint candidates not having B.Ed degree, but the relaxation period expired on March 31, 2014.
On the other hand SSC candidates who were staging protest at Karunamoyee had submitted a deputation to the CM on Friday.
However the fate of the candidates not having B.Ed degree is not yet clear.