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Regularise Kashmiri migrant teachers in six weeks, says HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday gave the AAP government six weeks to implement a decision to regularise around 180 Kashmiri migrant teachers who have been working in municipal and government schools on contractual basis for the last 13 years.

If the Delhi government fails to regularise these teachers, then its Principal Secretaries of Education and Services shall be present in the court on the next date of hearing on December 8, said a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma.
The bench termed as a "dilatory tactic" the AAP government's move to ask the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to look into the regularisation of Kashmiri migrant teachers, an issue which has received the assent of its Cabinet in July this year, as well as the endorsement of the Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal in August.
The letter to the UPSC was sent by the Directorate of Education of the Delhi government.
The bench frowned upon this step, asking why UPSC's view was sought when it has no say in recruitments for the Delhi government.
It "prima facie appears to be a dilatory tactic," the court said.
The direction came while hearing the government's appeal challenging a 2015 high court order directing regularisation of the Kashmiri migrant teachers employed on contractual basis in 1994.

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