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Tug of war between Raj Niwas and Delhi govt

Tug of war between Raj Niwas and Delhi govt

New Delhi: Tug of war between Raj Niwas and Delhi government over shortage of teachers in Delhi govt schools could not be resolved and even the Deputy Chief Minister himself had appeared in high court. Presently the sanctioned strength of 66,736 teachers in Delhi government schools but only 38,926, or 58.3 per cent are filledm, of these, 21,926 are regular and 17,000 are guest teachers.

It is pertinent to mentioned that Deputy Chief Minister-cum-Education Minster Manish Sisodia personally appeaerd in Delhi high court in guest teachers regulation case and court ordered that Delhi L-G and elected government sit together to take a decision on guest teachers issue. It is not enough that the Delhi Assembly had also passed the Regularisation of services of Guest Teachers and Teachers Engaged under the ' Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Bill, 2017. The Bill advocates to regularise 15,000 guest teachers.

The Education Minister always said there were 50,000 guest teachers in Delhi out of which 17,000 had passed the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). Nearly 15,000 of these teachers, who fulfilled all criteria ,have been made permanent. The remaining 35,000 will be working on a rotation basis and will stand a chance to be made permanent once they clear the eligibility test.

Earlier, the guest teachers had criticised the 49-day-odl Aam Aadmi Party government for not giving them a written assurance that their demands will be met. The AAP government had later issued an order stating that services of those employed will not be disturbed till these posts will be filled up on a permanent basis.

When the party came to power, there were 24,000 classrooms across the over 1,000 Delhi government schools. In its first phase of construction work to expand schools, 8,000 new classrooms were constructed.

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