Raghav Chadha writes to PM Modi on guest teacher issue
NEW DELHI: AAP's Lok Sabha candidate from South Delhi Raghav Chadha on Friday wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi urging him to take cognisance of Guest Teachers' demands. "For nearly all of last month guest teachers from Delhi have been protesting against the LG, rightfully demanding that their jobs be made permanent. At such a time, the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has stood by them. Their demands were supported by approving their regularization in Delhi Assembly with the majority. Since 'Services' do not fall under the ambit of Delhi government, the file had to be sent to the LG for approval," he wrote.
Chadha also wrote that it is indeed unfortunate that the LG has politicised these evidently fair demands by refusing to hear the plight of over 25,000 guest teachers and stalling the file. Expressing concern on the matter, Aam Aadmi Party's Raghav Chadha wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to fulfill their demands by making their jobs permanent. He said, "Teachers play a very important role in our society and help shape a child's future and life. Teachers deserve all the love and respect from us. It is very sad that matters affecting them so closely are being politicized and the LG is stalling their files at the behest of the Central Government."
The leader added such a situation would not have arisen had Delhi been a full state. Even though the elected government is willing to fulfill their demands, it is unable to do so as we do not enjoy the status and powers of a full state. This is precisely the reason why people of Delhi have made up their mind to attain full statehood for Delhi and ensure that the elected government gets more power."
He said, "We stand by our teachers and will continue to fight for justice on their behalf. Our revolutionary changes in education and subsequent positive impact on Delhi would not have been possible without their valuable contribution."