CPI-M central committee member and MLA Sujan Chakraborty has written to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee urging her to complete the process of recruiting Higher Secondary teachers within three months.
He alleged large-scale corruption in recruitment of upper primary school teachers. “Even many of those who scored enough marks to clear the TET, their interview marks had been decreased due to malafide intentions,” he said. He also urged the chief minister to ensure steps for filling up the vacant posts as soon as possible.
The CPI-M MLA stated that the education system is in a mess because the state government is inept in handling the recruitment of teachers in school and colleges. Even the candidates who were empanelled in 2018 through School Service Commission (SSC) exam are yet to get jobs. He alleged that the Mamata Banerjee-led government has destroyed the education system at all levels, mismanaging the recruitment of teachers which has seriously affected studies.
Mr Chakraborty said that like other government departments, the education department is now like a vagabond. It is a captain-less, rudderless ship. “The government is bent upon suppressing any form of academic autonomy. Even the state education minister always turns a blind eye against any severe educational issue,” he said.
Mr Chakraborty also said that the education system is collapsing because it is lacking the proper infrastructure. “The education system of West Bengal is at its deteriorating state with the government schools and institutions being mismanaged following the influence of Trinamul Congress.
“We are demanding that the state must resolve the grievances of the candidates, who have lodged complaints against ‘manipulated merit lists’. All information related to TET examination must be published in the websites so that the candidate would be able to find out the errors in the merit list and apply for rectification,” he said.