Delhi Education Department Directs Schools To Engage Guest Staff In Teaching

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New Delhi: The Education department of Delhi on Monday directed the heads of government schools to engage the services of all guest teachers who had been hired in the last academic session.

There has been uncertainty over the engagement of the 20,000 guest teachers in Delhi since May 8 (the government discontinued their services).

Earlier in July, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said that they would be re-engaged as part of the virtual teaching-learning plan.

On July 13, the Education Department issued directions to all heads of schools to “engage willing guest teachers and contract teachers, wherever required, for online teaching-learning activities,” reported The Indian Express.

However, even after the notice many guest teachers like librarians, art, music, P.E. and home science teachers were not engaged.

Another order issued on Monday said, “…all heads of government schools are hereby directed to engage all such guest teachers (except non-CTET) who were engaged during the last academic session i.e. 2019-2020 (including misc. guest teachers), subject to the availability of vacancy in their schools, within three days positively.”

It states that the guest teachers should be engaged because of the directions which have authorised all schools to call 50 per cent of teaching and non-teaching staff from September 21.

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