Bengal School Job Scam Live Updates: ED gets 10-day custody of Partha Chatterjee; TMC trying to make him a scapegoat: Opposition

Partha Chatterjee was admitted to SSKM Hospital on Saturday evening. (express file photo)

Admit card to Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee’s house, list of candidates: ED to court

List of 48 candidates with roll numbers for the posts of Primary Teacher; Documents relating to appointment of Group D staff including admit cards for recruitment examinations; And, a list of candidates under the letterhead of a former TMC MLA.

According to court records obtained by The Indian Express, records allegedly recovered from the residence of West Bengal Industries and Commerce Minister Partha Chatterjee during searches conducted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the state school job scam on July 22 These are from ,

Chatterjee, who is also the general secretary of the ruling TMC, was arrested by the ED in this case on July 23. He was the education minister of the state when the alleged scam broke out in 2016.

Explained: What is the teacher recruitment scam in West Bengal and why HC ordered a CBI probe

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into alleged irregularities in the recruitment of teachers in government schools through the State Level Selection Test (SLST).

This comes months after allegations of corruption in the recruitment of Group C and Group D staff in secondary and higher secondary schools under the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE).

What are the alleged scams?

The notification for the appointment of teachers in government schools in West Bengal through SLST was published in 2014 and the recruitment process started in 2016. However, several petitions were filed in the Calcutta High Court alleging discrepancies in the recruitment process. The petitioners alleged that many of the examinees who scored low marks secured higher positions in the merit list. There were also allegations that some applicants, who were not even in the merit list, received appointment letters.