Kolkata: In a move to de-politicize the education sector in the state, the West Bengal government on Wednesday decided to bring an Ordinance in this regard.

The state government can make a law by bringing an Ordinance when the Assembly is not in session.

In the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, it was decided to implement University Grant Commission norms strictly.

The Cabinet also gave its nod to 3388 new recruitments in the several departments as well as creation of new posts in the state police.

The Cabinet discussed a total of 32 proposals, and almost 90 percent of them were cleared.

After the Cabinet meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said, “The Chief Minister had already decided to weed out the rampant anarchy in the education sector. Politics has marred the education institutions in the state. The Cabinet has given its nod on checking the menace.”

Once the new norms are strictly followed, the entire education sector will function in transparent manner, added Chatterjee.

The 219 new posts in the state police have been created to ensure security on the highways and 293 posts for the security in the western region.

The cabinet also cleared the recruitment of 2500 constables, 300 drivers, 50 women constables and 26 posts in agriculture marketing.

The Cabinet has also given its nod to the pact between the Greater Kolkata Gas Corporation and the Gas Authority of India to ensure uninterrupted supply of cooking gas to Kolkata and the adjoining areas.

JPN/Bureau