The Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has made an announcement to put the recruitment of 9,000 teachers on hold. The vacancies were in the Delhi government schools.
The decision comes after the AAP government maintained their stand that the work experience of the guest teachers should be provided weightage in the recruitment process.
The applications for the recruitment were supposed to be start from by the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB). The notification for the same was released on August 7, 2017. The topic of services is under the jurisdiction of the Lt Governor.
Manish Sisodia, The Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi wrote to the Lt Governor Anil Baijal as a resolution was being passed in the Delhi Assembly on August 10, 2017. The letter demanded the recruitment process to be ceased until the department of education comes up with a policy which could provide the wieightage for guest teachers.
The Deputy Chief Minister stated in a tweet:
A notice was released by DSSSB on August 24 which said that the vacancies are being withdrawn. The work experience for 17000 guest teachers, have been insisted by the Delhi government to be taken into consideration and given weightage for the recruitment process for DSSSB.
In 2016, a Cabinet proposal was passed by the government in the same effect and was sent forward for approval to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. The approval never came for the proposal. However, age relaxation was provided for the guest teachers.
Sisodia said that the recent Supreme Court judgments cleared the air around the topic of work experience being given the weightage. This overturned the judgment by Uma Devi, which as citied by Lt Governor in putting down the proposal by the government.