UT banking on contract teachers to run its schools
It seems that the UT Education Department is promoting ad-hocism in the government schools as it has been appointing teachers either on a contract basis or on deputation. Government schools, especially in those located at the city’s periphery including at Krisan, Manimajra and Mansa Devi, have at least five to six teacher posts lying vacant. Moreover, since 1994, the department has failed to fill 200 posts under the promotion quota. Sources informed that though UT education department had in May 2012 principally decided to fill the posts, till date no action has been taken.
These 200 posts are to be filled by promoting master, mistress and language masters cadre teachers. Sources also informed that only in 1991, the department had promoted over 150 teachers subject due to High Court orders. Furthermore, over the past 10 years around 80 part time teachers are teaching students who took vocational stream in their senior secondary classes.
When asked, Government Teachers Union (GTU) president Dr Vinod Sharma said: “ Yes, rather than promoting senior master/mistress and language cadre teachers, the department appoints teachers on deputation. They are making senior teachers devoid of their right to get promoted to teach Class XI and XII”.
Already the education department is in dock for not clearing its
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