It was a report by a panel of retired Justice Ranjit Bag – constituted by the Calcutta Excessive Court docket – that first named former West Bengal training minister Partha Chatterjee in reference to a recruitment rip-off by the Faculty Service Fee (SSC), wherein the previous training minister accepted an “unlawful” committee, the members of which have been his shut associates.
The report highlighted that the structure of the committee accepted by Partha Chatterjee, who was then state training minister, to oversee and information the central fee of SSC was “invalid within the eyes of legislation.” The report added that “individuals who’re the members of the supervisory committee are related with the college training division and intently related with Hon’ble MIC [Minister in charge] Dr Partha Chatterjee.”
The Indian Categorical printed a two-part collection on the Bag committee report and its suggestions after the recruitment rip-off was unearthed.
A Division Bench of Justices Harish Tandon and Rabindranath Samanta arrange Justice Bag panel flagged Partha nod for unlawful committee the committee headed by Justice (retired) Ranjit Bag on February 22 to look into alleged irregularities within the recruitment course of. The committee submitted its report back to the Calcutta Excessive Court docket on Could 12.
On the premise of the report, a Division Bench of Justices Subrata Talukdar and Justice Ananda Kumar Mukherjee on Wednesday upheld Excessive Court docket single bench choose Abhijit Gangopadhyay’s directive for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into alleged irregularities in appointments in Group C and Group D posts by SSC.
As questions began to be raised in regards to the delay within the recruitment course of by SSC, Partha Chatterjee constituted a supervisory committee on November 1, 2019, to “supervise, monitor and information” the WBSCC.
Former WBSSC adviser Santi Prasad Sinha, the minister’s officers on particular responsibility (OSDs) Prabir Kumar Bandyopadhyay and Sukanta Acharya, Deputy Director of Faculty Training Directorate Alok Kumar Sarkar and the Faculty Training
Division’s senior Legislation Officer Tapas Kumar Panja made up this panel.
Nonetheless, the Bag committee reportedly mentioned the supervisory panel was not legally legitimate and it was evident that each determination by the panel had the “approval of the MIC (minister in cost) Partha Chatterjee”.
The opposite members of the supervisory committee’s have been SSC Board member Ashutosh Ghosh and West Bengal Board of Secondary Training (WBBSE) Deputy Secretary Paromita Roy.
Within the “abstract of findings of the Enquiry Committee” it’s acknowledged “The structure of the Committee accepted by the Honourable MIC of Faculty Training Division (Dr Partha Chatterjee) notified within the type of an order of the Joint Secretary to the Authorities of West Bengal on November 1, 2019 to oversee, monitor and information the central fee in reference to pending recruitment course of can’t be construed as a route of the state authorities by way of part 19 of the Faculty Service Comission Act , 1997 and as such the mentioned order can’t have any validity within the eyes of legislation.”
Aside from an unlawful supervisory committee, the report highlighted a number of anomalies, together with using the Proper to Info Act (RTI) as a “weapon” to acquire reply sheets after which improve the marks of candidates to control ranks, issuing pretend advice and appointment letters carrying cast signatures, and bodily destruction of OMR (reply)sheets.
The Bag Committee really helpful prison proceedings in opposition to former WBSSC chairpersons Prof Saumitra Sarkar and Ashok Kumar Saha, the organisation’s former adviser Dr Santi Prasad Sinha, programme officer Samarjit Acharya, and West Bengal Board of Secondary Training (WBBSE) president Dr Kalyanmoy Ganguly.