A top official announced on Friday that the West Bengal School Service Commission would soon begin the process of conducting interviews to fill 1,585 upper-primary level positions in state-run and state-aided secondary institutions.
The representative stated that interviews for candidates who passed the written exam would be scheduled for the last week of the month after a notification for filling the positions was issued in a few days.
"The entire process, taking place after a number of years, will be carried out under the supervision of the honourable high court with transparency and fairness," he added.
In another development, the West Bengal Board of Primary Education on Friday released a notice for the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), which is set to start on November 11 and will be used to fill over 11,000 positions in primary schools.
A sit-in of about 500 TET and SSC applicants, who claimed they were denied employment despite passing the exams in 2014 or 2016, had been taking place near Red Road for 579 days. They were requesting prompt appointment in primary and secondary schools.
According to official records, there are currently about 20,000 open positions in state-run, state-aided schools.
A number of important individuals, including a former education minister, a former SSC chairman, an ex-SSC adviser, and a former primary board chairman, are among those who have been detained by central agencies in relation to the widespread recruitment irregularities in schools.