SSC Scam: Calcutta HC directs Bengal govt to provide teaching job to petitioner Babita Sarkar
Kolkata/UNI: The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the West Bengal School Service Commission to provide an appointment letter within 10 days to the petitioner, Babita Sarkar, in place of dismissed state junior education minister Paresh Chandra Adhikari's daughter Ankita Adhikari, who got job allegedly by unfair means.
Directing this Calcutta High Court judge Abhijit Gangopadhaya also ordered that the salary amount be returned by Ankita Adhikari, who was a teacher at Indira High School in Cooch Behar district, be handed over to Babita Sarkar.
The court had earlier ordered the dismissal of Ankita Adhikari from her teaching job and directed her to return her 43 monthly salaries in two instalments.
The court found that Ankita secured her job by unfair means, being the daughter of the minister and deprived Babita Sarkar, who had secured better marks in the SSC exams.
Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay said Babita Sarkar be given the job by June 30 and that she can join by July 10.
Sarkar had moved the high court claiming that she, despite having been in the panel of 20 selected candidates had her name struck off to accommodate Ankita, whose name then appeared at the top of the panel and was given an appointment at Indira Girls High School in North Bengal's Coochbehar district.