Probe on mass level is all set to begin into the recruitment of 34,540 assistant teachers by Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) in 2010.
Patna High court has ordered the state government for exclusion of illegal appointment of teachers. Now, education department and BSSC officers have begun to chalk out a strategy to implement the court’s order. In this light, a meeting was held in BSSC office which was attended by director and assistant director of primary education of the state. They discussed various points including, points of investigation, who would investigate the matter_BSSC or education department or anybody else. However, they could not reach any final conclusion. Though it is sure that probe will be meant for the already recruited teachers.
BSSC had invited applications for the post of 34,540 assistant teachers in 2010. A total of 1,23,000 applications were received by the competent athority. Except for 2,213 posts, all the vacancies we filled up. But some aspirants had filed a case in Patna High Court claiming irregularities in the recruitment. The high court had given verdict in favour of petitioner aspirants and directed the government to remove those teachers who had been selected illegally and to appoint eligible candidates in their place. Government of Bihar had challenged the High Court order in Supreme Court. But Apex court dismissed the government petition.
Now, government will have to investigate every recruited teacher, as the petitioners have claimed various types of irregularities. Surprisingly, recruited teachers include even those that underwent training after they were recruited. As a result, those belonging to the earlier batches of candidates were deprived of the opportunity to become teachers and they have also claimed that many teachers got job in reserved category by producing fake caste certificate.