West Bengal Govt to Appoint 32,000 Teachers
West Bengal Government has announced the decision to appoint 32,000 teachers by March 2022. The appointments will be made in the primary, upper primary sections and strict merit criteria will be followed, according to Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal. The new appointments will immensely benefit school education and quality, she added. In a recent ruling, the Calcutta High Court had asked the West Bengal School Commission to ensure that the deserving candidates are not left out and transparency is maintained in the recruitment process. The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for recruitment of teachers in upper primary schools was held in August 2015 and the results were declared in September 2016. The results of the interview were released in August 2019. Around five lakh candidates had appeared for the tests. The government is also focused on skills training and development of students and youth. A meeting was recently held with top officials of labour, technical education and MSME departments to formulate plans.