SC criticizes Mamata Banerjee government over teachers recruitment scam, questions absence of digital records

The Court questioned the state government’s failure to maintain proper digital documentation, highlighting a critical lapse in record-keeping that has exacerbated the controversy surrounding the recruitment scandal.

The Supreme Court has taken a stern stance against the Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal regarding the ongoing teachers’ recruitment scam. The Court’s scrutiny comes in the wake of the Calcutta High Court’s decision to cancel the appointments of nearly 26,000 school teachers and non-teaching staff due to alleged irregularities in the recruitment process.

The Supreme Court, in a scathing rebuke, labelled the situation as a “systemic fraud” and raised significant concerns about the absence of digital records pertaining to the recruitment process. The Court questioned the state government’s failure to maintain proper digital documentation, highlighting a critical lapse in record-keeping that has exacerbated the controversy surrounding the recruitment scandal.

This development adds a new layer of complexity to an already contentious issue that has sparked political turmoil in West Bengal. The Court’s pointed inquiry into the lack of digital records underscores the gravity of the situation and raises serious questions about transparency and accountability in the recruitment process.

The ongoing legal battle, which has seen the involvement of various political figures and judicial interventions, has put the Mamata Banerjee government under intense scrutiny. The Supreme Court’s recent remarks signal a deepening of the crisis and emphasize the need for a thorough investigation into the alleged irregularities that have marred the teachers’ recruitment process.