A delegation of guest teachers and Home Guards met Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday, demanding regularisation.
Jung assured the delegation, led by Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and Congress Legislature Party leader Haroon Yusuf, that the tenure of the Home Guards would be extended by a year.
But Jung did not give any “concrete” assurances on teachers, only promising to look into the issue. He said a concrete decision can only be taken by the next government.
“If we form the next government, we will do something concrete for them,” Lovely said. “The AAP government betrayed teachers, Home Guards and other government employees… 10,000 guest teachers, 4, 000 Home Guards and four lakh government employees, all are cursing Kejriwal now,” he said.
“Before the Assembly elections, the AAP promised us regular jobs. But it let us down. Now, we are pinning our hopes on the Congress,” Dr Rachna, a member of the Guest Teachers’ Association, said.
The tenure of the teachers ends on May 10. Fresh appointments will then be done.