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MCD to recruit 1,500 new teachers

To tide over shortage of teachers in its primary schools, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to recruit 1,500 new teachers on contract basis.

delhi Updated: Jul 14, 2011 23:23 IST
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To tide over shortage of teachers in its primary schools, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to recruit 1,500 new teachers on contract basis.

Officials claimed that they had been receiving a number of complaints regarding poor teaching staff and has decided to modify its eligibility criteria to improve the standard of teaching. While earlier only Class XII and PGT diploma marks were counted, a good result in Class X will also be required this time.

“We will implement Right To Education (RTE) Act and we have decided to recruit more teacher. We are looking for teachers who will impart quality education. Those who have scored well in Class X will be considered,” said Mahender Nagpal, chairman of MCD’s Education committee. He said there are already 24,000 teachers in MCD schools.

Meanwhile, taking e-governance to its next level, applications as part of the selection process will also be submitted online for the first time. Earlier, applications had to be submitted in MCD zonal offices.

“Earlier, Class XII result and diploma in PGT results were given equal weightage during recruitment, but now the following criteria will be used — 25% of Class X marks, 45% of Class XII marks and 35 % of PGT diploma will be taken into consideration. Of the 1,500 contractual teachers, 1,200 will be recruited for primary classes and the rest 300 will be recruited for nursery classes,” he said.