School Education Minister Tapan Chakrabarty said the decision to appoint 4606 teachers was taken at a meeting of the council of ministers recently.

The process of offering the job to eligible teachers would be completed by December 31.

There are 7,500 undergraduate teachers for 4,000 primary schools which is not adequate, the minister said.

Welcoming the state government's decision, senior Congress leader Ratan Lal Nath said the state government should have taken this initiative earlier because no primary teacher was appointed since 1997 causing harm to the students.

Nath hoped that experienced candidates would be given priority and no partisan attitude would be adopted for appointing the teachers.


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