Retired teachers can now fill gaps in government schools

The Delhi government allowed principals of government schools to appoint retired teachers based on the vacancies. This was done so that education is not affected due to a shortage of teachers. The decision was announced by the Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia at the annual day event of Shaheed Captain Hanifuddin Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Mayur Vihar Phase I. If a school has a shortage of teachers, then principals need not take permission or send files to the deputy director, but can directly appoint a retired teacher for that subject, said Sisodia. He added that this step will benefit teachers as the shortage of staff currently prevents them from taking offs. For this, the retired teachers and the postgraduate teachers would have to apply at the Delhi Education website where they could, based on their preference, choose the schools. After that the teachers will have to go through an interview in the said school where they will be selected by a panel consisting of the principal, a teacher, and two or three members of the school management committee. Earlier, the Delhi government had allowed principals to appoint an estate manager, whose responsibility is to look after the cleanliness and maintenance of the schools. After this decision, almost all government schools have an estate manager. However, the Government School Teachers Association has opposed this decision and they said that it has shown the inadequacy of the government.This is a betrayal of the young and meritorious teachers. said Ajay Vir Yadav, general secretary of the GSTA.



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