In an effort to lessen the clerical burden on teachers in government schools, the Delhi government has decided to provide 50,000 teachers and principals with tablets. Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia has directed the education department to provide the gadget to teachers and principals in 1,024 government schools in the capital.
Approximately 16,000 guest teachers will be among those who will receive these tablets. The government has also initiated a proposal to regularise them and enhance their pay.
“Most teachers are engaged in data entry or management work like maintenance of attendance registers, preparation of students’ report cards, etc. By relieving them of these responsibilities, they can be expected to make a greater contribution to the classroom,” said Atishi Marlena, advisor to the minister.