On October 9, the state government issued a notification effecting changes in the eligibility criteria, which included that the applicants have a specified period of training.
Following the notification, around 200 candidates moved the court claiming the criteria was contrary to the guidelines set up by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).
Justice Banerjee said the results of the petitioners will not be published without the permission of the court.
The court asked the state government to file an affidavit supporting their position within three weeks and the petitioners to file their reply within a week after that. An appropriate bench of the court will hear the matter after four weeks.
Among the petitioners were some candidates who have completed or enrolled for courses in 'special education' from Rehabilitation Council of India-recognised institutes, and others who have enrolled for courses in Diploma in Elementary Education (DLEd).
Appearing for the State, Advocate General Kishore Dutta submitted that the petitioners do not satisfy criteria laid down by the NCTE.
Some petitioners, who may have just enrolled for DLEd courses may not be able to fulfil conditions with regard to general educational courses such as higher secondary examination, Mr. Dutta said.
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