On August 28, the West Bengal government announced that it has decided to postpone the primary Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) examination. The government has taken the decision to defer the exam as some of the question papers have gone missing. The exam, which was earlier scheduled to be conducted on August 30, will now be held on October 4.
The examination is conducted for recruitment of teachers, to work in primary schools. On Friday, West Bengal Education Minister, Partha Chatterjee, announced that the TET exam would not be held on August 30, but would be conducted on October 4. He further added that, “Exams will be held properly. I do not know where they (question papers) are, but I have been forced to postpone the exams.”
Two bags of question papers had gone missing while delivering those. They were lost from a bus which was heading to Hooghly. After this incident, the state government took the step of deferring the exam for five weeks, and conducting it in the month of October.
The Education Minister has also asked his officials to take steps against the alleged lapses by the postal department. More than 23 lakh aspirant teachers have enrolled their names for the examination and were set to take it on August 30