Delhi government decides to create 9,623 additional teaching posts in its schools


Delhi government on Saturday announced it was creating 9,623 additional teaching posts in its schools across the capital. The annual expenditure to implement this decision will be around Rs 540 crore.

The proposal, which has been cleared by the Delhi cabinet, also includes hiring of 25 principals  and 365 vice-principals.

A Government of India Enterprise, under the union Human Resources Development Ministry, the Educational Consultant India Limited (EdCIL), will be asked to conduct an online test to expedite the recruitment process and conduct it in a transparent manner with complete professionalism.

The entire recruitment process will be done on behalf of Directorate of Education and EdCIL will provide back-end support as service provider.

Delhi’s education minister, Manish Sisodia, posted a series of tweets on Saturday while making this announcement.

His tweets read;

The government has also decided to recommend age relaxation and an additional weightage by way of marks for experience as a one-time measure to the candidates who have served as guest/contract teachers in different categories under the Directorate of Education. But to be able to be considered eligible, they they will be required to ‘fulfil the terms & conditions as laid down in the Supreme Court of India judgement in the case of State of Karnataka and others VS Umadevi &others (civil 3595-3612 of 1999).’

A statement from the state government said that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had already issued directions asking the Directorate of Education to come up with a proposal to give a fair opportunity to eligible guest teachers and contract teachers of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) primarily to enable them to appear for the open recruitment test without compromising on quality.

The statement added, “The annual additional financial burden on account of filling up of all the 9,623 newly created posts will be about Rs. 540 crore under plan. During the current financial year, namely, 2015-16 an amount of Rs. 666 crore has been provided to meet the likely expenditure on account of existing as well as newly created posts.”