Delhi’s Punjabi,Urdu teacher recruitment illegal: DSGMC

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The recruitment drive launched by the AAP led New Delhi Government to fill the vacancies of 1478 Punjabi and Urdu guest teachers on contract bases has left Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) fuming.

President of DSGMC Manjit Singh G.K. has declared the policy as unconstitutional.

“Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was indulging in a show off by giving advertisements but on ground nothing tangible was happening,” Manjit Singh GK said.

DSGMC President said Delhi government has given advertisements worth crores of rupees to recruit 760 Punjabi teachers and 718 Urdu teachers but actually nothing has happened. “Kejriwal intentionally don’t want to recruit teachers due to which his government has made man CTET test and has started a process to recruit guest teachers in an unconstitutional manner” G.K. declared, making the documents public in which the test condition was made mandatory.

G.K. also said that the Delhi government was not declaring the merit list of the teachers recruited. Raising questions on recruitment of teachers upto May 2017, Manjit Singh G.K. said that the teachers were recruited as guest teachers on a daily salary of Rs. 800 or Rs. 20,000 monthly as guest teachers whereas as per current norms a salary of Rs. 70,000 is to be given to CTET teachers. “By making CTET pass mandatory Kejriwal is lowering the standards of the teachers because with meagre salary no qualified teacher would take up these jobs” G.K. said. He said as per a survey only one percent B.ed teachers have passed CTET.

Quoting Delhi three language rules that in any school if there are six students who are willing to study Punjabi the government had to provide a teacher, G.K. questioned who would teach these students after summer vacations of 2017, as guest teachers were recruited till May 2017. DSGMC President who is also president of Shiromani Akali Dal in Delhi, informed that in a case filed National Minorities Education Institution commission has summoned state government’s director education on 7 December.

G.K. said the action of Arvind Kejriwal is adversely affecting a large population of Delhi which migrated from different states in the country. Manjit Singh G.K. praised Jaswinder Singh Jolly co-chairman of DSGMC legal wing for taking up the matter.

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