Conspiracy to derail our govt's work in edu sector: Sisodia
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday alleged that a "conspiracy" has been hatched to "derail" the AAP-led Delhi government's work in the education sector.
His comments came during a discussion in the Delhi Assembly over the calling attention motion, moved by Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sanjeev Jha, on removal of weightage to guest teacher in recruitment of government teachers.
Sisodia, who also holds the Education portfolio, said the decision was taken unilaterally without consulting the Delhi government.
He said although the services matter has been taken away from the city administration, the matter pertaining to education is still the prerogative of the elected government.
"Services was taken away from us. Give it back and we will show how to do it. We have repeatedly stressed on continuation of the tenure of guest teachers. This is the biggest conspiracy towards derailing our work in the education sector," Sisodia said.
He also said the Cabinet had passed a proposal of giving weightage to guest teachers in June 2015 and sent it to the Lieutenant Governor for approval in October that year. But the LG had returned it, saying work experience cannot be given weightage.
He added, "I wrote to the Directorate of Higher Education as well. I held a meeting on July 27 in this regard. But everything was rejected and the decision was taken unilaterally without consulting us."
During the discussion, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta called for a clear cut mechanism on recruitment and salary of guest teachers.