HC stays Bengal teacher recruitment examination

Meanwhile, hundred of youths who have completed their teacher's training and had gathered outside heaved a sigh of relief after the court order. Pintu Barui, general secretary of West Bengal Primary Teachers' Training Students' Union, said: "We have sent several letters to Chief Minister and Education Minister urging them to conduct separate examination but they failed to hear our voice."Teachers needed? 34,000 or 54,000

When the governmment issued the notification in October on hiring primary school teachers, it said that over 34,000 candidates will be recruited. But during the hearing in the High Court, the counsel for the government told the bench that 54,000 people will be hired. It also said that 55 lakh people have applied for the posts. There are about 16,000 candidates who have completed DED course, the government told the court.

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