Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday asked Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to recommence recruitment process of teachers by the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board) which had been kept on hold last month.
“Withholding the recruitment process by DSSSB for the appointment of teachers in the Education Department, for such a long period is bound to have an adverse impact on students due to the paucity of regular teachers,” said an official statement from the Lt. Governor’s office.
Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) had in August released a notification for 15000 TGT, PGT and assistant teacher posts. The Delhi Assembly on August 10 had passed a resolution to put on hold the recruitment of teachers by the DSSSB till a criterion is readied to give weightage to guest teachers.
Deputy CM Sisodia also had written to the L-G on August 9 where he informed that 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.
On Wednesday, the Delhi Cabinet passed a Bill to make 15,000 guest teachers permanent but the Delhi High Court also ordered that it “maintain status quo” and “not either appoint or promote the guest teachers till October 11”.