Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said despite spending Rs 15,000 crore annually on education, the quality of education in the schools run by the Delhi Government still failing due to the shortage of teachers in these schools.
Accusing the Government for making big claims for promoting minorities, he said that facts revealed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a written reply to a question from LoP are eye opener. He said that out of 61168 posts of teachers sanctioned for Governments schools, only 34323 posts are filled by regular teachers. Of the remaining approximately 27000 posts, guest teachers are posted on 21271 posts and the posts of about 5300 teachers are lying vacant, he said, adding that of the approximately 1100 Government schools, 780 schools do not have even principal.
Gupta said that Kejriwal Government talks big about promoting Urdu but against 1028 posts of Urdu teachers only 57 regular teachers are employed and 575 posts are lying vacant. Similarly, for 1023 posts of 1023 Punjabi teachers there are only 112 regular teachers and 657 posts are lying vacant, he added.
Despite the severe shortage of teachers in schools, many of the available teachers instead of being used for teaching are being misused for administrative work in education department, he said.
Gupta said that, first the Aam Aadmi Party Govt misused the guest teachers for party’s organisation by assuring to make them regular, but is now engaged in blame game by accusing that Lieutenant Governor does not allow them to work. Kejriwal Govt has not brought any proposal or bill in the assembly with legal sanctity to make them regular.