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What is the West Bengal School Service Commission?

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The West Bengal School Service Commission is an organization that recruits headmasters and headmistresses, assistant teachers, librarians, clerks, laboratory attendants, peons, night guards and matrons for recognized non-Government aided schools in West Bengal. The West Bengal School Service Commission Act began November 1, 1997.

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Currently, the recruitment process is guided by the West Bengal School Service Commission Rules, 2007. The Commission was used originally to recruit assistant teachers, headmasters and headmistresses. The State Government later decided that non-teaching staff in the posts of librarians, clerks and Group-D staff, including laboratory attendants, peons, night guards and matrons, should also be recruited through the School Service Commission. This amendment went into effect in 2009. The commission, which is the first of its kind in the country, consists of a central commission by the name of West Bengal Central School Service Commission and with six regional commissions under the name of West Bengal Regional School Service Commission. The six regional commissions act under the control and supervision of the central commission. The regional commissions are the Eastern Region, Northern Region, Southern Region, Western Region, South-Eastern Region and The Hill Region. The operation of the Hill Region Regional Commission has been under suspension since 2003.

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