‘Over 6,000 teachers appointed in govt-run schools in last 4 mths’

New Delhi: Over 6,000 teachers have been appointed in schools run by the Delhi government in the last four months due to the “proactive approach” of Lieutenant Governor (L-G) VK Saxena, his office said on Tuesday.

The Lieutenant Governor’s office in a statement also said that another 2,200 appointments will be done by March.

“Under nudge from L-G (lieutenant governor), 6,112 new teachers appointed in Delhi government schools in just four months another 2,200 will be appointed by March,” Saxena’s office claimed in the statement.

There was no immediate response from the Arvind Kejriwal government to the claims.

“Non-requisition on part of the education department to the DSSSB (Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board) had led to huge vacancies amounting to 24,003 teachers,” the statement said.

“The proactive approach and constant nudging from Lt Governor VK Saxena has resulted in filling up the vacancies of teachers, principals, vice principals in Delhi government schools at an unprecedented pace during the last four months,” his office claimed in the statement.

Since September 16 last year, when the L-G first reviewed the status of vacancies in the education department, a “whopping 6,112 vacant posts of teachers have been filled by the DSSB through regular recruitment”, it said.

The statement said that another 2,200 vacancies of teachers in the schools will be filled by March.

Saxena has since then chaired three meetings of officers and the DSSSB to ensure regular monitoring of the progress made, his office said.

The statement said that according to data provided by the DSSSB, at a review meeting chaired by the L-G, the total vacancies of teaching staff in Delhi government schools that stood at “a massive 24,003 on September 16 last year, has come down to 17,891”.

“In the process, the number of guest teachers has proportionately come down by 3,094. As on 16.09.2022, the number of guest teachers stood at 19,880 while the same has been reduced to 16,786 as on 31.01.2023,” the L-G office said.

During the review meeting, officials informed the L-G that the requisition for filling 543 vacant posts of

principals — 363 through direct recruitment and 180 through promotion — has been sent to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the interviews are likely to be completed by March 2023, the statement said.

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