LG misusing powers, not allowing Govt to send teachers abroad for training: Sisodia

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LG misusing powers, not allowing Govt to send teachers abroad for training: Sisodia

Friday, 03 February 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena is "misusing the powers of the unconstitutionally amended GNCTD Act" by not allowing the Delhi Government to send its teachers abroad for training, alleged Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday.

He said the Aam Aadmi Party-led Punjab Government is sending its teachers to Singapore for a training programme on Saturday. However, in Delhi, Saxena is "stopping" the Kejriwal government from doing the same.

He alleged that the amendment in the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Act has given LG powers to interfere in the functioning of the Delhi government.

"This is happening because he is misusing the powers given to him by the unconstitutionally amended GNCTD Act," he claimed, adding this is why "the Delhi government today is not able to send its teachers for training abroad."

The 2021 amendment act had come into force after being passed by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on March 22 and March 24, respectively.

The AAP-led Delhi government has approached the Supreme Court on the matter.

Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said Punjab is learning from Delhi's experience.               

"After forming the government, we started sending our teachers on training in the second and third year. But the Aam Aadmi Party government in Punjab is learning from Delhi's experiences and has started sending its teachers on international training in the first year itself," the senior AAP leader said.

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