Prior permission from M.C. merely for carrying out higher study by in-service teachers is essential. If they want to claim financial benefits in the shape of double increments or Grade Pay enhancement after improvement of such qualifications prior approval of D.I. is also essential. If an in-service teacher enhances his qualification through regular/correspondence/distance mode of education WITHOUT permission of M.C. or D.I. he shall NOT be recommended by SSC for getting the advantage of such higher qualification in the subsequent appointment in any school. Pls refer to Rule -18 (b) of RLST rules for Asst. Teachers and H.M. recruitment as follows:“Rule - 18. Bar on recommendation.- Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules, a Regional Commission shall not recommend the name of a person under rule 17,-
(b) who, while in-service, having obtained required degree for being considered for the post applied for fails to submit before the Regional Commission the requisite document of his approved study leave, or any kind of leave for the purpose of relevant higher studies, or permission from the appropriate authority for prosecuting the studies for the said degree.”http://sschmcounsellingdates.blogspot.i ... acher.html
On the other hand, there is a clear instruction in the G.O. No. 593-SE(B) / ES/O/B/1M-98/2007 dated 27.11.2007 in relation to prior permission for enhancement of qualification of Asst. teachers appointed with Pass graduate degree through SSC that: "4. Provided further that no such permission can be granted on any ground to any teacher who has entered the service / joined the School with Graduate Degree and with a graduate scale of pay [Any Managing Committee of any School recommending such case and of any District Inspector of Schools granting such prayer will be treated as an ‘Offender’ under West Bengal Schools (Control of Expenditure) Act, 2005]"
A plain reading of the above two provisions leads to the following point of doubt:
If this be the situation then how a pass graduate AT working in an aided school on regular basis through one SSC selection can acquire Spl. Hons./P.G. degree and get appointment to Hons/PG post in another school through another SSC selection?
If the pass graduate AT obtains Hons./PG degree without permission of M.C.
and wishes to join Hons./PG post in any school in subsequent SSC selection, he/she has to SUPPRESS his/her past employment
in the application form and appear at SSC exam. On selection, he/she shall join the new post WITHOUT benefit of past service.
In such a situation he/she should lose the benefit of the pay fixation in new service. Moreover, this may lead to problems in getting some pensionary benefits where length of total service matters most.
What is the prospect of a pass graduate teacher or a hons. graduate teacher appointed to a post carrying graduate scale of pay?