Navratri Gift From Delhi Government, 15,000 Guest Teachers Get Regularised

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[Published on:27 September 2017 19:44]
Navratri Gift From Delhi Government, 15,000 Guest Teachers Get Regularised
Taking forward the reforms in education the Delhi Cabinet regularised 15,000 guest teachers working in its schools. The cabinet will present a bill in the Assembly next week to pave way for the same. After the cabinet meeting Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia said, “Approximately 15,000 guest teachers are teaching in the schools of the Directorate of Education(DoE) and have played a crucial role in some of the flagship programmes including Summer Camps, Chunauti, and Reading Campaign,” .

“The Cabinet approved regularisation of these teachers and a draft Legislative proposal has been formulated, which will be brought in the ensuing Delhi Vidhan Sabha Session to be convened on October 4 for approval,” he added.

Besides holding the post of Deputy Chief Minister, Sisodia is also Delhi’s Education Minister. He further said that the guest teachers played a crucial role in Delhi government’s education reform process as they had the skills and experience required to teach in government schools.

“If the guest teachers who are currently teaching in our schools were to be replaced with fresh candidates, DoE would suffer quite a setback to our education reform process and we would need to re-start the process from scratch,” Sisodia said.

“Apart from the training programmes that we have invested in, guest teachers have, over the years, acquired skills and competencies essential to working in government schools and if we lose their services the benefit of their experience will also be lost,” he added.

In a similar move to benefit the guest teachers of Delhi schools, the salary of of guest teachers was increased last year. In December 2016, the salaries of Guest teachers who cleared CTET was increased by almost 90% and the salaries of non-CTET teachers was increased by 44%.


By: Subodh Mishra