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Delhi govt allows schools to hire retired teachers

Principals of Delhi government-run schools can appoint retired teachers in case of “shortage” of teaching staff in their institutes.

This was announced by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, during the annual function of a Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Mayur Vihar Phase I here on Tuesday. “If there is shortage of a teacher in any school, then the principal need not ask the deputy director or send file to him. Now, the principals will be able to appoint retired teachers of government schools for such vacancies,” Sisodia said.

Retired TGT and PGT teachers of government schools will have to register themselves on the education department’s website if they want to apply for such posts. They will be able to select a school of their choice, a senior government official said.

The applicants will be interviewed at the school concerned by a selection committee comprising principal, a teacher and two to three members of the school management committee, he said. 

The retired teachers who are not selected in any school, will be included in a panel to be prepared by the education department for future appointments as the need may arise, the official said. Jain said it is often difficult to permit teachers to go on leave due to shortage of teaching staff. Appointment of retired teachers as per need will solve this problem.  
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