Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Delhi government schools guest teachers to contest elections if demands not met

Updated on Mar 25, 2019 12:51 PM IST

The contractual teachers, called guest teachers, in Delhi government schools have been protesting ever since their contracts expired on February 28.

Guest teachers of Delhi government schools on a dharna in front of Delhi deputy chief minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia's residence in New Delhi, Monday, March 4, 2019.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Guest teachers of Delhi government schools on a dharna in front of Delhi deputy chief minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia's residence in New Delhi, Monday, March 4, 2019.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

The guest teachers of Delhi government schools on Sunday announced that they will field their representatives in the upcoming general elections if their demands are not met within next few days.

Around 22,000 guest teachers have been protesting for the last 24 days demanding regularisation of jobs and a policy to address their concerns.

“We are in a democratic country and our Constitution gives us the right to contest in Lok Sabha elections from anywhere in India. We want to clearly tell that they are in power because of us. We are giving them three four days to fulfil our demands otherwise we will announce our candidates against them on all 7 Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi,” said Shoaib Rana, member of All India Guest Teachers’ Association.

The contractual teachers, called guest teachers, in government schools have been protesting ever since their contracts expired on February 28. Though Delhi government in March approved a policy to allow them to work till the age of 60 - like regular teachers, the guest teachers have not called off their protest.

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