Over six-week delay in hiring teachers affecting students: L-G Anil Baijal

The L-G in a note to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, said the matter has already been delayed for “more than six weeks” and it “may not be desirable” to keep the recruitment process on hold further and it “must be recommenced” without further delay.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 29, 2017 5:41 am
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Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal Thursday asked the Delhi government to restart the process of recruitment of techers by the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB), while adding any delay may hamper the interests of students.

The L-G stressed on the recommencement of the process, in a note to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, said a statement from the L-G’s office. “Withholding recruitment process for a long period is bound to adversely impact studies of students due to paucity of regular teachers,” Baijal wrote in his note.

The L-G, in his note to Sisodia, said the matter has already been delayed for “more than six weeks” and it “may not be desirable” to keep the recruitment process on hold further and it “must be recommenced” without further delay. “It may be noted that many representations have also been received in this regard in the L-G’s Secretariat during public hearing,” added the statement from the L-G office.

Earlier, Sisodia had written to the L-G on August 9, maintaining that instructions had been issued to him by the Chief Secretary to put the recruitment process on hold, considering the policy of weightage to be given to guest teachers. He had also asked the Directorate of Education to reformulate the policy of recruitment of teachers based on weightage to the guest teachers. This, the Delhi government, estimates had an impact on the recruitment of around 9,000 teachers.

The statement from the LG office said that although Baijal had agreed to put on hold the recruitment process for consideration of the weightage issue, “the office of the Hon’ble Lt Governor did not receive the proposal despite a lapse of more than six weeks” and “two reminders” sent on September 14 and September 26, said the LG office.

A contempt petition has already been filed in the Delhi High Court against holding up of the teacher recruitment process and the court is monitoring the progress in this regard, added the statement.

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