Clear bill to regularise guest teachers: Manish Sisodia to L-G Baijal
Education minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said the Assembly had passed a bill to regularise all guest teachers and requested lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal to approve it. “The Delhi government needs these teachers to run schools. Please do not play with future of youth and students studying in government schools,” he tweeted.
The statement came a day after guest teachers of Delhi government schools began protesting outside Sisodia’s residence after the end of their contractual term on February 28. Around 25,000 teachers had not been informed whether their services have been terminated or renewed.
“The government had promised us regularisation and now they push everything to the L-G. We are being treated like football. Where should we go? Is the Delhi government only responsible for making bills and not passing them?” Shoaib Rana, member of All India Guest Teachers’ Association, said, adding the teachers would continue their protest till their demands were met.
On Saturday, the Government School Teachers Association (GSTA) also wrote to the L-G, asking him to take action to regularise guest teachers “without politicising the issue any further.”
“With a far smaller pay and same services, guest teachers have provided their services for years. Most of them are now not eligible for permanent recruitment due to age barriers,” the association said in its letter.
GSTA general secretary Ajay Veer Yadav said the absence of job security made things difficult for guest teachers . “Conducting board examinations without these guest teachers, who serve as invigilators and check papers, will be difficult,” he said.
Hearing a plea filed by NGO Social Jurist, where advocate Ashok Agarwal had raised the issue of delay in appointment of permanent teachers, the high court had earlier said guest teachers would continue till February 28.
“Guest teachers need not worry. We will support the Directorate of Education’s application in HC for extension of Guest Teachers’ services in Delhi government schools,” he said.
Three hybrid terrorists who were responsible for the killing of a sarpanch in Baramulla district were arrested on Monday, the Jammu and Kashmir police said. Baramulla senior superintendent of police identified the accused as Noor Mohammad Yatoo, Mohammad Rafiq Parray and Ashiq Hussain Parray, all residents of Goshbugh village in Baramulla district. Sarpanch of Goshbugh B village, Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo was shot in the Chanderhama orchards in the Wussan area of Palhallan on April 15.
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that employees working under schemes like Rehbar-e-Khel(ReK) and Rehbar-e-Janglat (ReJ) won't be disengaged, a day after thousands of youths employed under these schemes protested against the defreezing of the posts to fill them afresh. The protesters were demanding revocation of the government's decision last week to re-advertise the posts they were engaged in. The government last week decided to re-advertise the posts through the Service Selection Board.
Karnataka minister for primary and secondary education BC Nagesh slammed Congress over allegations of excluding eminent historical personalities, freedom fighters and reformers from textbooks, saying that the opposition party is using education to gather votes. The statements come almost a week after reports emerged that the Bharatiya Janata Party government allegedly removed portions of the chapter on Bhagat Singh, Narayana Guru and others to accommodate right-wing ideologues like Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh founder KB Hedgewar.
Mild to heavy rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday coupled with gusty winds and thunderstorms. Weather officials said Kashmir valley witnessed light to moderate rain with thunderstorms and gusty winds in the north-western, northern and central parts on Sunday evening and during the night as well. Meteorologist M Hussain Mir said that Kashmir valley may witness less precipitation than Sunday while Jammu may get heavy rainfall.
Bengaluru At least 12 people and over 400 animals died in the recent unseasonal rains across Karnataka between May 15-21, according to the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority. “Farmers whose crops have been destroyed by excess rains are contemplating ending their own lives. Such is the situation and the Union Bank has sent us notices to repay the loans. What kind of justice is this?” asked Purshottam Gowda, a farmer from Ballari.