The West Bengal Madrasah Service Commission Act, 2008 enacted by Notification No. 1605L, dated 22.10.2008 came into force with effect from 22.10.2008 for the purpose of recruitment of Teachers including Headmasters Headmistresses of recognised non-Government aided Jr.Higher Secondary and Senior Madrasahs in West Bengal. Afterwards the recruitment of non-teaching staff including Librarians has been entrusted with the Commission by ammenment of the Act.
The West Bengal Madrasah Service Commission selects persons for appointment to the Teachers and will soon select non-teaching staff in Madrasahs in West Bengal. A Teacher under the Act means as Assistant Teacher or any other person holding a teaching post in a madrasah recognised as such by the Board of the Council, as the case may be, and includes the Headmaster Superintendent , but shall not include the Assistant Headmaster or Assistant Headmistress or the teacher holding a post against short term vacancy caused by deputation, leave or lien.
According to commission chairman Osman Gani, only 5,754 students appeared for the examination because of the misconception that only Muslim candidates can apply for the posts.