The West Bengal government has decided to drive the recruitment process for vacant teacher posts in schools across West Bengal in the upcoming two months. The state government has instructed the education department of the state to conduct the offline interview process for recruitment, following all necessary SOP from the month of December itself. Recruitment will be done on a total of 16,500 vacant posts.
However, in this academic year a total of 20,000 students have cleared the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET). The decision was publicly announced after a crucial cabinet meeting at the state secretariat on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Around 2.50 lakh aspirants have submitted forms for the fresh state TET examination. The chief minister has instructed the state department to conduct their exam soon with all safety precautions.
"There are about 16,500 vacant posts, about 20,000 students have passed the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) examination. We have decided that after the COVID-19 situation eases there will be an immediate requirement from December and January," said Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal.
The Mayor of Kolkata, Firhad Karim, also tweeted regarding recruitment on 16,500 vacancies.
The public announcement for recruitment on 16,500 teachers posts comes at a time when a large number of TET eligible candidates are on strike against the state government's policy of complete suspension on teachers' recruitment.
For the past year, the state has witnessed a large number of hunger protests and public outrage against the Mamta government policy. It is just a bonanza for the public to lure their vote in upcoming assembly elections.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.