Due to inadequate number of teachers and lack of proper infrastructure, the municipal schools of Delhi have always been a target for criticism. In order to look after the matter, the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) has now decided to recruit 1000 new teachers in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).
The civic body was feeling the heat due to the absence of required number of teachers in these municipal schools. About 2400 posts were lying vacant for long and filling the gap seemed impossible. At this juncture, the DSSSB has decided to recruit additional 1000 teachers. Previously, 221 teachers have been appointed on contractual basis under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan for these schools.
Over 931 teachers, who were appointed on contractual basis in 2010, were allowed to continue in their posts. Among the new 1000 posts, 850 are of primary teachers, who would take classes of I to V. Rest of the 150 teachers would teach nursery students. This move is expected to smoothen the functioning of the schools. Out of the four zones under SDMC, the central zone would get benefitted the most after this addition of teachers as 40% of the total recruitment would be provided to the zone.
In the 579 South Delhi Schools, there were almost 7000 teachers appointed. But due to the increasing number of students and uneven student-teacher ratio, the extension of teachers was further needed. According to the rule, the schools must maintain a student teacher ratio of 40:1. The ratio was above 1:50 and thus to improve the quality of education and monitor security in the schools, it was needed to appoint additional teachers. The deputation of the teachers to respective schools has already begun and SSA category teachers would be deputed from next week onwards.