The Education Minister of West Bengal Partha Chatterjee has announced on Tuesday that the shortlisted candidates of the School Service Commission (SSC) Commission Examination will be called for an interview soon. He met the representatives of SSC Examination and told, “I listened to what they said. They need not feel scared.”
The Minister also asked for a detailed report on the shortlisted candidates saying, “Those having requisite qualifications will certainly be called for interview in due course of time.”
The Minister received a threat by SSC Candidates for sitting near Kolkata Press Club until the demands are met last Thursday, looking at which, the Minister said, “Let them do whatever they wish.”
The SSC candidates met the Minister on March 2, 2019, who were observed to have been protesting for not being recruited as teachers of Class 9-12 even after attaining the required qualification.
“The government is sympathetic to their issue,” the minister said.
Another issue that was reported was by the teachers practicing in Shishu Shiksha Kendras (SSK), who alleged for not regularization of their services, along with the absence of higher pay.
“I will bring to the notice of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee both SSC and SSK issues. But one thing you must take note of those associated with SSKs are not formal teachers,” Mr. Chatterjee said.