New Delhi: Delhi government schools have hired more than 7,500 new permanent teachers increasing the proportion of permanent staff to students in schools.
In 2016, the state government had sanctioned 10,000 teaching posts against 7,600 vacancies to be filled.
Interacting with the new teachers on Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, said, “As a teacher you will have to decide whether you should help children understand the subjects or just finish the syllabus. You would be under pressure to rush through the syllabus, but the onus is on you to make your students understand the topics being taught in class.”
With the recruitment of the permanent staff the schools no longer need to be dependent on ad hoc or contract employees.
In response to a parliamentary question on November 21, it was revealed in the Rajya Sabha that there are 22,489 teaching posts in Delhi government schools, out of which 17,673 are filled by teachers working on a contract basis.