More than 16000 teacher posts are vacant in Delhi schools, answer sought from the government - Newztezz Online


Friday, March 10, 2023

More than 16000 teacher posts are vacant in Delhi schools, answer sought from the government

Delhi School: More than 16 thousand posts are lying vacant in government schools of Delhi. The court has sought answers from the government and the MCD in this matter.

Delhi Govt School: The Delhi government recently told the Delhi High Court that till March 1, 16,546 posts of teachers are lying vacant in schools. The court has directed the state government and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi ( MCD ) to tell what steps have been taken to fill the vacant posts and has been asked to file a state report on this. The court also made it clear that if this is not done within four weeks, a fine of Rs 20,000 will be imposed.

The Directorate of Education under the Delhi government said that out of 53,933 sanctioned teacher posts, 16,546 posts are lying vacant. Work is being done by appointing guest teachers on these posts. The Delhi government further said that the maximum number of 10,956 posts are lying vacant for Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs), who teach children up to class 10.

Social jurist filed a petition

However, it has not been told that the posts of teacher of which subject are lying vacant. 638 posts of Trained Postgraduate Teacher (PGT) category are lying vacant. The Directorate of Education gave this information in response to a petition filed by a social jurist. In his petition, the social jurist alleged that the government is not showing seriousness regarding the appointment of vacant teacher posts.

Next hearing on May 23

Ashok Aggarwal of Social Jurist said, 'Justice Manmeet Pritam Singh Arora has directed the Directorate of Education and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to file positive affidavits within four weeks on the vacant posts and the steps taken to fill them.'

He said, "Delhi Subordinate Service Selection Board (DSSSB) has also been directed to file an affidavit stating the status and demands received from the MCD and the Directorate of Education." The next hearing on this matter will now be held on May 23.

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