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MCD schools to prefer Delhiites for teachers

If you are a applying for a teaching job in an MCD-run school, you are likely to earn some brownie points if you are a Delhiite.

delhi Updated: Dec 18, 2010 01:20 IST

If you are a applying for a teaching job in an MCD-run school, you are likely to earn some brownie points if you are a Delhiite. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is planning to give extra points to those applicants who passed their class 10 and 12 from Delhi schools.

“A proposal has been approved by the MCD’s education committee already for granting extra points to candidates who have done their schooling from Delhi. There is no denying the fact that Delhi board exams are quite tough compared to the other states and we should give some benefit to those who have given them and secured good marks. The proposal will benefit thousands of people once implemented,” said MCD’s education committee chairman Mahender Nagpal.

However, the scheme will only be applicable for teachers who will be recruited on a contract basis by the civic body. The education committee has now sent the proposal to the MCD’s legal cell for a legal opinion on it.

“A similar proposal was made way back in 2005 but it was not implemented due to some technical problems. To ensure this proposal is accepted by the Standing Committee we have decided to take legal opinion so that there are no problems in its implementation later on,” added Nagpal.

After getting a go ahead from the legal cell, the proposal will be tabled in the MCD’s Standing Committee for a final approval. Once approved, the proposal will be implemented from the next academic year.

There are 22,000 permanent teachers in MCD-run schools and more than 4,000 teachers work on a contractual basis whose contracts are renewed by the MCD on a regular basis. MCD is currently running 1,746 primary schools with enrollment of nearly 9.5 lakh children. In addition to this, it also runs attached nursery classes in 923 primary schools along with 33 independent nursery schools with enrollment of 50,000 children.