Why Delhi Government Must Terminate the Jobs of School Teachers

Students of a Government School in New Delhi. Photo by Rakesh Raman
Students of a Government School in New Delhi. Photo by Rakesh Raman

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By Rakesh Raman

Delhi BJP said Friday that some Guest Teachers of Delhi Government schools met the local party president Manoj Tiwari and sought his intervention as most of these teachers fear the possibility of unemployment.

According to BJP, before the 2015 Delhi assembly election Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had promised to regularize all Guest Teachers but with half its tenure gone the AAP Government has taken no steps to regularize them.

Now, BJP says, the Kejriwal Government has announced recruitment of 7000 fresh teachers for Delhi Government schools as the future of the 17000 Guest Teachers continues to be uncertain.

Tiwari said that it is really sad that Delhi Government is playing with the future of Guest Teachers who have been the backbone of teaching in Government schools.

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Most believe that it is one of the few good decisions of Kejriwal Government if it has decided not to regularize the jobs of Guest Teachers.

Teachers in Delhi Government schools have become a burden on the education system. Today, the schools are crowded with herds of stray students and illiterate teachers who are having a ball with public money. Teachers are so raw and crude that they are clueless about the subjects they are supposed to teach.

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Instead of throwing these teachers out of the jobs, the Delhi Government is wasting money on their salaries and training. But actually the teachers are not even trainable. They are corrupt who are interested only in their salaries while most teachers do not even try to acquire modern skills to improve the quality of education in their own subjects.

Recently, education minister Manish Sisodia said the tragedy of government schools is that most reforms are poorly implemented and the quality of education in schools is deteriorating.

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However, BJP’s Tiwari believes that most of these Guest Teachers have spent prime of their life teaching in Government schools for last around 15 years and have touched age bar limits to go in for any fresh jobs now; hence their case needs very sympathetic consideration.

“It is shocking that in last around 28 months Kejriwal Government has passed over a dozen frivolous resolutions in Delhi assembly but has made no effort to get laws amended so as to allow regularization of Guest Teachers against vacancies in Delhi Government schools,” Tiwari said.

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He assured the Guest Teachers that he will take up their matter with the Lt. Governor of Delhi and request for their absorption against vacancies of teachers.

Tiwari said these teachers should be allowed regular employment till official retirement age of 60 years.

However, if Kejriwal Government wants to improve the quality of education in Delhi Government schools, it should immediately terminate the services of teachers and make fresh appointments of qualified teachers who understand the modern education concepts.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government’s National award-winning journalist. He had been associated with the United Nations (UN) through United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a digital media expert to help businesses use technology for brand marketing and business development. He also runs a free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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