Accusing L-G Anil Baijal of taking decisions that impact the “people of Delhi” without “consulting the elected government”, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said it was “very saddening” that the government wasn’t even called in for a “discussion”.
Sisodia was replying to a letter sent to him by the L-G on the issue of recruitment process for appointment of teachers in Delhi government schools by the DSSSB. “The Hon’ble L-G is a guardian for all of us who are in public office… It is very saddening that he takes decisions regarding teacher recruitment — that deeply affect government schools — and does not even call us for a discussion,” he wrote.
He added, “It would be in the interest of the citizens of Delhi if he was to at least call the Chief Minister and the minister in charge for a discussion on issues that affect the people of this city.”
Countering the L-G’s claim that the recruitment had been put on hold due to his insistence, Sisodia said, “I was never informed by his office that the process has been put on hold or that he had asked for a proposal to consider the policy for weightage for guest teachers.”
“I got to know about a policy being considered for guest teachers weeks later, when I received the file from the law department. If I had been informed of either of these two developments, I would have personally supervised and expedited this process,” he added.
Guest teachers: Sisodia meets opposition, L-G
A day after the government claimed that the High Court order restraining the appointment of guest teachers didn’t impact its plan to pass a Bill to regularise them, Sisodia called a meeting with the opposition to discuss the issue, and also met the L-G.
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta said the government has “mismanaged” the issue, and “appealed to the AAP not to politicise it”.