The Delhi High Court is seeking a reply from the AAP government against the plea which demands the stay on the order of recruitment of teachers in Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB).
The plea asks the DSSSB to withdraw its notice regarding the appointment of the 8,914 school teachers.
A notice was also issued by the Justice A K Chawla on the plea alleging that the notice released by the DSSSB for the recruitment of the teachers on August 24 is “illegal and contemptuous in nature”.
The board was established by the government of Delhi with a purpose of recruiting capable and highly-skilled teachers by conducting written tests, personal tests and professional interviews. The court has asked the Delhi government to file its response within a week and scheduled the matter for September 21.
The plea said that in 2001 order, the court had directed the DSSSB to 'ensure zero vacancy of teachers in Delhi government schools on the commencement of each academic year'.
“Unfortunately, the directions have never been complied with, resulting in accumulation of vacancies of teaching posts since 2011. No attempt has been made by the DSSSB for last several years to fill up the posts and provide regular teachers,” an NGO Social Jurist said in its petition.
The plea said that DSSSB issued vacancy notice on August 7 stating vacancies for the 8914 teachers in the Directorate of Education of the Delhi government and 5,906 vacancies for the teachers in the three municipal corporation schools of Delhi.
But, DSSSB later withdrew the advertisement regarding the vacancies without informing or seeking the permission from the court.
“The respondents have been deliberately and for some political motives delaying recruitment of regular teachers to the detriment of the interest of as many as 23 lakh students studying in schools run by the Government of Delhi and three municipal corporations,” the plea said.