VK Saxena, Lieutenant Governor Delhi.
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Under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, 6,112 teachers have been appointed to government schools in Delhi for four months. By March, 2200 additional teachers will be appointed. The Lieutenant Governor was informed by the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) about the vacancies of 24,003 teachers in schools. In the three review meetings held after this, the appointment process gained momentum after instructions were given to eliminate the teacher shortage.
During the four months, the directors of Delhi’s government schools worked at an unprecedented pace. In the discussions with the DSSSB officials, instructions were given for regular monitoring of the appointment and its progress. As a result, the number of guest lecturers has also decreased by three thousand. At a review meeting chaired by the Lieutenant Governor on Tuesday, it was reported that the number of vacant posts of teachers in the Delhi government has fallen from 24,003 on September 16 to 17,891 now.
Officials said 543 vacant posts of principals in schools in Delhi, including 363 direct hires, have been sent to the Union Public Service Commission for promotion to 180 posts. Soon there will be an opportunity for a conversation. A letter of summons has been sent to UPSC for direct appointment to 131 Vice Principal posts through UPSC. The appointments to the posts of Rector and Deputy Director are made by UPSC.
‘The situation is currently bad due to lack of teachers’
According to the officials, the situation is currently bad due to the shortage of teachers in the schools. In seven years, the Delhi government had not required regular recruitment of teachers. Without this, guest lecturers were recruited at the convenience of the government. Again, the established standards for the appointment process were not followed. Schools in Delhi operate with 67% teachers.
84% of schools have no principals, while 34% deputy principal posts are also vacant. Of the 950 sanctioned Rector posts, 848 are vacant, while of the 1670 Deputy Director posts, 627 are yet to be appointed. However, LG insists on regular recruitment for vacant posts. Taking this seriously, the departments have accelerated the process of appointing teachers to vacant posts in government schools in Delhi.
The number of students in 10th grade in government schools is declining: Bidhuri
Leader of the opposition in the Vidhansabha, Ramveer Singh Bidhuri, said on Tuesday that there is a possibility of a major scam in government schools regarding no longer admitting students who have passed class IX. He has asked the government for answers regarding thousands of students who were not admitted to class 10. He has also asked about the reasons behind the failure of a large number of students in ninth.
Bidhuri said the figures given by the Delhi government’s education department in response to an RTI are quite shocking. According to the education department, thousands of students do not continue their studies despite passing the 10th standard. In the year 2018-19, there were 2,67,617 students registered in class IX in government schools, but 76,523 of them had failed. After this, 1,53,938 students continued their studies, while more than 37 thousand students left their studies. If a student fails and leaves the study, that is understandable, but students also leave the study after passing.