Saturday, January 31, 2015
Primary teachers' recruitment result published after five years
Malda, 29 January, 2015: The long wait of the teaching job aspirants for the primary schools of the district eventually came to an end today with the publication of the preliminary list of the successful candidates in the written examination. The advertisement for the recruitment was issued six years back in 2009. 6,655 candidates have been called for interview for recruiting 1,331 primary teachers. A total of 11,621 candidates appeared for the written examination.
Soon after publishing the result the tide of the candidates who took the written examination broke at the district primary school council (DPSC) campus. However, they were informed that the result would be available only on website of the DPSC. Some candidates alleged that the result available on website were contradictory in some cases.
Interestingly, the DPSC chairman Prof Dilip Debnath did not publish the result after briefing the media as it was a tradition. Prof Debnath also did not disclose as to when the interview for the primary teachers would be held.
He informed that the total marks for the written test was 30 out of which 20 for objective questions and 10 for essay type question. “The primary merit list is based on the performance of the candidates in the written test. 12 marks would be allotted for their academic performance and three for their extra curricular activities. A total of five marks would be kept for interview. The final merit list would be prepared on the basis on performance in all these sections,” Prof Debnath informed.
It has been learnt from DPSC sources that there are 1995 primary schools in the district under 31 circles. There are 3,150 vacancies for teachers. Though there should be at least 10,000 primary teachers, there are now only 5,650 teachers. 150 posts of headmasters and headmistresses are lying vacant.
Prof Debnath said after 1,331 recruitment of primary teachers, the scarcity of teachers would be largely met with.