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Delhi Cabinet okays regularisation of 15,000 guest teachers

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

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Representative image  (Photo: Shutterstock)
Representative image (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved regularisation of 15,000 guest working in its and a bill will be presented in the Assembly next week.

"Approximately 15,000 guest are teaching in the 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," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said after the Cabinet meeting.

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

Sisodia, who is also Delhi's Minister, said the guest teachers played a crucial role in government's reform process as they had the skills and experience required to teach in

"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 reform process and we would need to re-start the process from scratch," he 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 schools and if we lose their services the benefit of their experience will also be lost," he added.

First Published: Wed, September 27 2017. 21:34 IST