NEW DELHI: Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has accused Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung of delaying the government’s proposal to regularise jobs of 17,000 guest teachers working in its schools.
The proposal is pending with the L-G office since January but he is yet to approve it, Sisodia said.
Officials from the L-G office said that file had been with them for less than a month and it was agreed between the L-G and the deputy CM that legal advice would be sought on the issue.
“The current submission of this file was done only in April end. The L-G and deputy CM met and agreed to send the file for advice as there were legal and constitutional issues with the proposal. The legal advice will come in a couple of days,” officials said.
Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, has written to Jung requesting him to approve the proposal so that permanent jobs can be ensured for guest teachers.
“I want to ask why the L-G is not giving his nod to this proposal. He had made some suggestions which we have incorporated in our proposal. He had objected to give weightage to guest teachers’ experience. If we remove this weightage point, how will these guest teachers get opportunity in getting their jobs permanent?” Sisodia said.
As per proposal, guest teachers will be given priority while applying for permanent jobs. They will be given priority on the basis of their experience, exams and age.
Sisodia has also written to the leader of the Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta to take up the issue with the Centre and request it to ask L-G to approve the proposal.
Re gularisation of their jobs has been a long-pending demand of the guest teachers at government schools.