The Supreme Court of Calcutta has asked Ankita Adhikary, daughter of Education Minister Parsh Adhikary, to return the salary she has earned thus far by working as a “teacher” by June 7. She has been asked to quit her job. The court also said she will not be able to call herself a teacher anywhere.
This decision comes at the hearing of one of the many cases of irregularities in the appointment of teachers in West Bengal. The specific case was highlighted by Babita Sarkar – a job candidate who passed the recruitment exam and was placed 20th on the waiting list, but her rank in the middle of the counseling was given to Ankita Adhikary, allegedly due to the influence of her father.
Both the minister and his daughter were interrogated by the CBI for two days in a row.
Exclusive to News18, Babita Sarkar, a mother of two who has been looking for a job for years, said she also wants her job just by following the right path. She says she will fight to the end. “For the last five years I have been running from pillar to post to get a job. and to see someone can easily get that job with influence (is discouraging),” she said in an exclusive interview with News18.com.
Not only Adhkary, also the then Minister of Education Partha Chatterjee is under the radar. Former West Bengal Education Minister and senior TMC leader Partha Chatterjee has moved the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of Calcutta High Court Division Bench. There are allegations against Chatterjee for using influence in the West Bengal government job. The now industry minister was questioned for three hours by the CBI for alleged involvement in recruitment scams.
Meanwhile, West Bengal SSC has notified 6861 redundant posts of assistant teachers in assisted and sponsored schools. The selected teachers will be selected to teach in grades 9, 10 and 11. Of the total 1932 assistant teacher posts for grades 9 and 10, 247 for grades 11 and 12, 1102 grade C and 1980 posts of grade D. In addition, 750 redundant seats have been created for vocational education teachers and 850 for physical education teachers.
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