L-G hands over 1,500 appointment letters
Around 300 schools in the Capital will now have principals as Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena distributed appointment letters to nearly 1,500 newly recruited Delhi government officials.
The fresh permanent recruitment is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of ending adhocism in government departments and providing opportunities to deserving candidates selected in a transparent manner, said a statement from the L-G office.
While speaking on the occasion, Saxena said that he has been monitoring the recruitment process in GNCTD since the day he took over the charge and it has resulted in nearly 15,000 fresh appointments through DSSSB and UPSC in the last 10 months. The recruitment of 324 school principals through UPSC against the posts that were vacant since 2010-11 is a landmark achievement along with 500 fire operators recruited through DSSSB in Delhi Fire Services in addition to major appointments in different departments.
However, the highlight of the day was a blind candidate, 30-year-old Vikas Kumar, who beat all odds to ace UPSC and secured a government job.
“Securing a government job itself is a moment of pride for each one of us. I am extremely happy today. I am a teacher and I would like to teach my students and be friends with them. This way they can share their problems and I can guide them to the best of my abilities. Rote learning is no longer an effective method. The teaching-learning process has to be an interactive session where each child feels comfortable and confident enough to express their ideas. I hope to keep learning by teaching,” he said while speaking to Millennium Post.
The Directorate of Education alone accounted for as many as 861 new recruitments, whereas in Delhi Fire Services 500 fresh appointments have been made. The L-G congratulated the newly recruited government servants and emphasised that the government job is not only a source of livelihood for themselves and their families but it is a committed responsibility to serve society with utmost dedication, honesty and transparency.