Over 2,000 teachers post vacant: When will the recruitment process begin?

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court had early this month informed that over 2,000 sanctioned posts of teachers, out of 6,023, are lying vacant in schools run by the civic agencies in the national capital, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC).

“332 out of 365 posts of Special Educator, 125 out of 323 posts of Nursery Teacher and 1653 out of 5335 posts of Primary Teacher are vacant,” the EDMC said.

The corporation had disclosed this in an affidavit filed before Justice Manmohan, who was hearing a plea seeking to initiate contempt proceedings against the AAP government and municipal corporations for not complying with a court order to fill up vacancies of over 26,000 teachers in their schools, PTI reported.

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According to the Delhi government, 1,011 government schools currently have a total vacancy of around 15,000 teachers, which severely affects the teacher-student ratio.

Observing that despite a division bench direction of December 20, 2001, so many vacancies still existed, the petition said this was “resulting in depriving 25,05,691 students studying in 1977 schools of their fundamental right to receive quality education”.

The NGO has now moved the contempt petition, saying the state and its agencies were “actually sitting over” the recruitment process. However, when will the recruitment process actually start is yet to be answered.

The government’s ill intention and the concerned agencies callousness towards the issue has hurt the education system here, said a local, adding that lack of teachers in these schools are boosting the monopoly of private schools in the region.

With PTI Inputs