On Friday, Delhi Assembly adopted a resolution which seeks 85 percent reservation for graduates of universities in Delhi, in the recruitment drive for the permanent or guest teachers in the schools. Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia said that for this purpose present recruitment rules need to be amended. He further told that the former L-G Najeeb Jung rejected the proposal of regularizing the 17,000 guest teachers.
“Children cannot be without teachers for six to eight months, which is what it will take to change these rules. Guest teachers can start working immediately. We also have to adopt a system through which we can bring parity in marks of applicants from Delhi with those from other states.” The discussion on the issue had been initiated by AAP MLA Nitin Tyagi, who said candidates from Delhi have found themselves in a position of disadvantage. He also claimed that education standards in other states were not as good as in Delhi, “so we cannot afford to play with the future of Delhiʼs children”.
The resolution was adopted upon which the assembly said that in all future recruitment drives for the teachers (permanent or guest) preference will be given to the candidates graduating from the University of Delhi.