The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, has asked Education Department to include those teachers in its original proposal who have not cleared CTET. This will increase the salary of the guest teachers.
The department on Saturday tabled its proposal in front of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to increase salaries of guest teachers who have cleared 'Central Teacher Eligibility Test in the Cabinet meeting, but the CM directed it to also include non-CTET guest teachers in its proposal.
The sources have said that the Chief Minister has asked Education department to include those teachers who have not cleared CTET, in its original proposal so that all guest teachers will get benefits. The government wants to increase salaries of guest teachers from the existing Rs 17,000-19,000 to Rs 32,000-34,000.
There are about 15,000 guest teachers working in around 1,025 schools in the national capital. The education department will be giving a new proposal in the next cabinet meeting, after inclusion of non-CTET teachers.
Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted to check the eligibility of a candidate to become a teacher for class I - VIII. This test is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:
- It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process;
- It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards;
- It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality