State government will recruit 32,000 school teachers by March next year of which 14,000 upper primary and 10,500 primary teachers will be recruited before Durga Puja itself, announced West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna today.
“All recruitments will be based on merit. There is no need for lobbying. Those who cleared their written exams will be eligible for recruitment and merit will be the sole criteria during appointment. The recruitments had been stalled as court cases were on. Now, we will go ahead with the recruitment. A total of 24,500 teachers will be appointed this year before Durga Puja and another 7,500 teachers will be appointed within March 2022,” said Mamata at a press conference.
It may be mentioned here that candidates who had qualified the eligibility tests had gone for several rounds of agitation demanding jobs. Prior to the polls, the Trinamool Congress supremo had assured to look into the matter.
Announcing that Bengal has bagged six out of 10 positions in skill competition, Mamata today formed a committee headed by former chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay to provide suggestions on increasing avenues for providing more skill based training to students and arrange placements for them.
Alapan has been asked to submit a report in this connection within 15 days.