Now, schools can appoint non-teaching staff: Govt

New Delhi: In a major decision, the Delhi government has given right to school principals to appoint non-teaching staff in their schools. The appointments will be done by a committee headed by the principal.

“The decision has been taken to ensure teachers focus on teaching activities only and immediate requirements of non-teaching staff is fulfilled at the school level,” said Manish Sisodia, Education Minister of the Delhi government.

“Assigning teachers non-teaching works is injustice to both students and teachers,” he added. The government had already decided not to engage teachers in the census works.

 “We have also authorised principals to hire resource persons and experts to guide and motivate students,” he added. As per the new rules the principals can appoint retired persons below 65 years of age for non-teaching works on a consolidated payment of Rs 25,000 per month.

“Teachers can’t be assigned jobs like preparing letters for government communication, inter-departmental or intra-departmental communications, office works, maintenance etc,” emphasised Sisodia.

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