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Sunday, August 26, 2012

SSC Refuses to Defer Teacher Recruitment Examinations from 29 July

MALDA, 28 JUNE: School service commission (SSC) examinations would not be deferred even though some of the minority organisations have demanded the postponement as the date would fall during Ramjan months when the minorities are on fasting for a month. SSC – northern region (NR) chairman Abdul Wahab said that such demand is baseless and there is no question of yielding to such demands.

This may be mentioned that SSC examinations were supposed to be held in the middle of May this year. But it was deferred to 21 July and then again to 29 July.  But the holy month of Ramjan for the Muslims would commence from 21 July. As the pious Muslims observe fast from dawn to dusk during the Ramjan month, it was demanded by some minority organisations to defer the SSC examinations considering the inconvenience of the Muslim candidates.

However, Wahab said, “The logic doesn’t stand as many puiblic as well as university examinations are held during Ramjan month and hence SSC examinations are no exception.” “In addition the Madrassah Service Commission (MSC) would also hold their examinations for recruitment of teachers on 29 July. Hence, it’s not a big issue at all,” Wahab said.

Interestingly, the Gorkha Territory Administrations (GTA) election is also scheduled to be held on 29 July. Hence, it is being said from different corners that if any candidate from hill areas wish to take examinations from SSC-NR, they may face trouble in casting vote in maiden GTA election.

In this regard Wahab said, “The state governmentt would definitely find a solution to this. But those candidates may exercise their franchise through postal ballot issued on production of their admit cards.”

The SSC-NR chairman Wahab informed that this time 1,92,894 candidates are have applied for SSC examinations from this region which much higher to last year’s 1,42,121 candidates out of which candidature of only 2572 candidates were cancelled. “Highest candidates (approximately 65,000) are from Murshidabad district where there would be five examination centres this time. There would be altogether 25 centres in northern region including five in Malda also,”  Wahab said.

He added that for the convenience of the candidates living in the remote areas there would 447 examination venues, much higher than last time. “From this time the SSC examinations would be held in one session as including the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) the duration of examinations would be of three hours,”  Wahab informed.

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