Trinamool Councillor-Teacher name in tampered OMR sheet list, files Defamation case


The West Bengal School Service Commission reports that Kuheli Ghosh name is on a list of 952 Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) documents that were allegedly manipulated to appoint unqualified candidates as public school teachers. Kuheli Ghosh, Councillor of South 24 Parganas of Trinamool Council, was submitted. A defamation case was filed in the Kolkata High Court on Monday.

Ghosh is not only a Councilor for District 18 of Rajpur-Sonarpur Municipality, South 24 Parganas, but also employed as a secondary history teacher at Sonarpur Chowhati High School, which is part of her district. Her name ranks her 474th on the list of 952 manipulated her OMR sheets published by the Commission. On Monday, she said that she had filed the defamation case before the single-judge bench of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay, who is mainly hearing the matter related to the multi-crore teachers’ scam in the state. She has claimed that she secured her post by qualifying in the recruitment examination and hence, her name figuring in the list of tampered OMR sheets has resulted into a loss in her social prestige.

On December 23rd, I learned that my name was on the list. I don’t know why my name appeared on the list. I have completed both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Before becoming a secondary school teacher, I was an elementary school teacher in a public school. I was never told about my grades in written tests or interviews. I was only shown as eligible. I still don’t understand why my name is on the list,” Ghosh said. Ghosh also said she is open to an investigation by the CBI if necessary. “Let’s face it, I have complete faith in the justice system,” she said.

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