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Teachers’ recruitment to be streamlined: Mamata

Teacher education and training, Teacher salary

KOLKATA: The West Bengal government has decided to streamline recruitment of teachers and PTTI students by bringing them all under the school education department.

Selection of students for Primary Teachers Training Institutes, para-teachers, teachers working under the Madhyamik Siksha Kendra and Sarba Siksha Kendra will all be brought under the ambit of the school education department, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters here today.

“There are different teachers working under the secondary and the primary level school education systems which is not correct. So we have decided to bring all of them under the school education and absorb them phase by phase,” Banerjee said.

Terming the teacher recruitment process as scandalous, Banerjee said all teachers including para teachers, those working under the SSK and MSK schemes and those working under the panchayat and Rural Development systems will come under school education and PTTI students who have done their B.Ed and BT and who are eligible to get a job will be recruited in a span of three years.

Banerjee said a decision had also been taken to enable retired teachers to get pensions regularly.

“It has been noticed that many of them die before getting their pensions at hand. Since it takes a long time to settle the pension issue even at the school level, we have decided to start a provisional pension scheme under which a teacher will start getting pension from the month after retirement till the issue is settled,” Banerjee said.

Business Standard, June 04, 2011

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