Kolkata: The School Service Commission on Tuesday released the final merit list of assistant teachers for Classes IX and X and announced that counselling for the same will be held from September 6 to 20. According to sources in SSC, the total number of vacancies stands at 12,905, while the merit list figures 7,662 candidates. The waiting list has the names of 8,256 candidates. It may be mentioned that 15,908 candidates had sat for the examination, that was held on November 27, 2016. The final panel was prepared on March 12 this year. The counselling for Bengali will not be held, as a litigation is going on in the Calcutta High Court.