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WB Primary Education Board Hires 36,000 Teachers

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WB Education Board Hires 36,000 Teachers
The West Bengal Board of Primary Education published an advertisement regarding appointment of 36,000 primary teachers. "It is a good news for the unemployed youths, who are seeking jobs. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has already approved over a lakh appointment for primary and secondary levels," said a primary education board official.

The School Service Commission has already started the recruitment process. Applications are invited for the posts of Assistant Teachers in the Govt. Aided/Sponsored Primary/Junior Basic Schools under the District Primary School Council / Primary School Council to fill up the vacancies.

An official said, "We have published a advertisement that recruitment's will start for another 36,000 primary teachers posts by the primary education board. In addition to these, which is to be filled up, there are more vacancies in Howrah, North and South 24-Parganas and Malda, recruitment's against which are held up due to a court order. Around 42,000 teachers will be appointed for different mediums".

Scale of Pay:
Rs. 5400-Rs.25200/- + Grade Pay as admissible. Besides pay, the posts carry allowances as admissible.

Age:

  • Not less than 18 years and more than 40 years as on 01.01.2012.
  • Relaxation of upper age for the reserved category and Exempted Category candidates shall be as per the existing Rules of the State Government.

Qualification:

  • Citizenship of India or such other nationalities as are declared eligible by Government of India.
  • Higher Secondary pass under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
  • Higher Secondary pass under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent with at least 45% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the National Council for Teacher Education (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations 2002.
  • Higher Secondary pass under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent with at least 50% marks and Diploma in Education (Special Education).
  • Graduation and two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
  • Ability to read, write and speak in the language relating to the medium for which the candidate wishes to apply.

Note 1: A person with D. Ed. (Special Education) or B. Ed. (Special Education) qualification shall, after appointment, undergo six month special programme in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE.

Note 2: The persons having qualification of Higher Secondary pass under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent with at least 50% marks or graduate (irrespective of marks obtained therein) or equivalent without 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) or 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed.) or 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education) shall also be eligible for appearing in the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) to be conducted for appointment of primary school teachers in the State upto 31st March, 2014, subject to condition that those who are appointed without professional qualification shall acquire the professional qualification within a period of two (2) years from the year of appointment.

Provided that in case of Santhali as medium of instruction, the candidate shall only require to possess proficiency of reading, writing and speaking in OLCHIKI SCRIPTS. It shall not be obligatory for the candidates seeking appointment to the post of primary school teacher in Santhali medium schools to have passed in the specific language as the first or the second language in the Higher Secondary Level or equivalent for which medium of instruction, the candidate is seeking appointment.

Candidates belonging to reserved categories SC/ST/OBC/PH/EC shall be allowed relaxation upto 5% in the qualifying marks

Another notification will issued on November 15 on form distribution and collection centres in each district. The applicants, according to eligibility, will submit forms and then admit cards will be issued. Depending on the number of candidates, the examination centres will be fixed and the date of examination will be notified.

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