SSC: HC Orders Immediate Publication Of Merit List


Kolkata: The SSC recruitment process seems to get complicated once again. The
Calcutta High Court has ordered on Tuesday, the immediate publication of the merit
list. The order was given by Justice Raj Shekhar Mantha.

According to the court, a panel was not formed as per rules for the SSC recruitment case. The recruitment is for the class 9 and 10 teachers. The merit list will have to be published within the next 3 weeks which was actually not followed as per the gazette notification.

According to the gazette notification, first interview list, then the merit list and then the panel list were supposed to be published. But it was not followed.

According to the case, the School Service Commission (SSC) published advertisements
for the recruitment of class 9 and 10 teachers to 12,435 vacant positions, in 12th
March 2016. A written exam was conducted on November 27, the same year. SSC
published its results on 12th March 2018. Counselling began on 6th September 2018.

In 2016, through a gazztte notification, the SSC informed that an interview will be
conducted. Then a merit list will be published based on the candidate’s obtained
marks. After that panel will be published. But it was seen that instead of
publishing the merit list, the SSC started the counselling process. Following this,
Manisha Roy and Shabnam Banu from North Dinajpur filed a case in the court.

At the hearing on Tuesday, Lawyer Ashish Kumar said that the SSC was breaking their
own rules. They started the recruitment process illegally.

He further complained that the panel was not set-up as was supposed to following
rules. According to the Calcutta High Court, the SSC will have to publish the merit
list within the next three weeks. The HC accused SSC of not following the rules as
was mentioned in the gazzette notification. At first the interview list, then merit
list and after that the panel list will have to be published.

The Justice said that SSC’s counselling is completely illegal. It is mentioned in
their own rules that a recruitment process cannot begin without the publication of
the merit list.