WBSSC scam: Bengal government challenges Calcutta HC summons to state education secretary

Last Update: November 24, 2022, 15:19 IST

The West Bengal government has challenged the decision of a single-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court to summon the state’s education secretary. (Representational image)

The West Bengal government has challenged the decision of a single-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court to summon the state’s education secretary.

The West Bengal government has challenged a single-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court directing state Education Secretary Manish Jain to appear before the court on Thursday in connection with the multi-crore teacher recruitment scam.

The state government sent an email application to the office of the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday night, requesting the latter to constitute a bench and hear the state government’s plea before the scheduled hearing on Thursday morning in the court of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay. did. ,

On Wednesday afternoon, Justice Gangopadhyay took fresh orders to identify the mastermind who tried to influence the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) to protect the interests of those illegally appointed as teachers in the state. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe ordered – schools run against certain views.

He asked the CBI to submit a report in this regard to his court within seven days, after which the court would decide the further course of action.

Passing the order, Justice Gangopadhyay also directed state Education Secretary Manish Jain to be present in his court by Thursday morning.

However, sources in the state government said that the administration is against Jain appearing in court and has therefore quickly sent an email petition to the office of the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court so that a bench can take up the matter before the scheduled time of Jain’s appearance. Can hear in the court.

Justice Gangopadhyay also questioned the role of some West Bengal ministers in protecting the interests of illegally appointed teachers.

“The role of some agents, some people acting as spokespersons and some ministers is shameful in this matter. I can name some of those who are publicly assuring that no one’s services will be terminated,” Justice Gangopadhyay said.

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