After a long wait, the Delhi Assembly has passed a bill to make about 15,000 guest teachers working in the schools of the Directorate of Education (DoE) permanent.
Bill introduced by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia:
“Regularisation of services of guest teachers and teachers engaged under the ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ Bill 2017” was introduced in the Assembly by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as reported by IANS. Last week, Delhi cabinet approved to regularise 15,000 guest teachers.
Now, it will be sent to Lt. Governor Anil Baijal for his approval where it is expected to face resistance.
Bill to regularise guest teachers:
On Tuesday, Baijal had said that the Bill to regularise guest teachers was “beyond the legislative competence” of the Assembly and asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to reconsider introduction of the proposed legislation in the house.
The matter of the Bill is related to ‘services,’ said Baijal.
Further, Baijal went on to add that ‘services’ is a matter in respect of which the Lt. Governor is required to act in his discretion.