Supreme Court stays Calcutta HC order for CBI probe
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The Supreme Court stay decision comes after a division bench of Calcutta HC upheld the order issued by a single bench of Justice Abhijeet Gangopadhyay ordering the CBI to probe into the matter of “who is pulling the strings” in the School Service Commission, SSC in the multi-crore recruitment scam in government schools in the state.
Calcutta HC further ordered the CBI to start this investigation and submit the report within this week. However, with the Supreme Court’s order, the investigation is likely to be put on hold.
What is the West Bengal Teacher Recruitment Scam?
West Bengal Teacher Recruitment Scam, also known as the SSC Scam came into light in March 2022 after irregularities were seen in the recruitment process of Teachers in West Bengal government schools. The case looks into the recruitments made by West Bengal SSC from 2014 to 2016.