Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ch. Anil Kumar said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made false promises during the Punjab Assembly elections that the guest teachers in the State would be regularized, but the guest teachers of Delhi have been waiting for the past eight years to be regularized, which Kejriwal had promised in his Assembly election manifesto, but not yet fulfilled, though he has been making big noises about the achievements of Delhi Schools, though most of the Government schools are without principals, vice-principals and teachers for key subjects.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that the guest teachers had held many protests, and he himself had participated in some of them, but neither Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal nor his deputy and Education Minister Manish Sisodia had given any heed to the demands of the guest teachers.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that Sisodia had assured the guest teachers that their salary would be increased, but six months after his assurance, the guest teachers are still waiting for the promised hike in their wages. He said that this promise was yet another fake assurance by Kejriwal and Sisodia to mollify the guest teachers and silence their protest meetings in view of the Punjab Assembly elections, but now that the Assembly elections are over, the guest teaches’ demands have been thrown into the dust bins, and their plight during the Covid-19 pandemic has been forgotten.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that after the long summer vacation, schools will reopen on July 1, 2022 and the Kejriwal Government should immediately take steps to regularize the ad hoc teachers and fill the vacancies of teacher posts in Government schools. He said that the Kejriwal Government should also pay the wages of the guest teachers for the summer holiday break from May 11 to June 30.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that Kejriwal, who made lofty promises in other States before the Assembly elections, have not yet fulfilled the promises he made to the ad hoc employees in Delhi of regularization of their services and equal wages for equal work, including that of guest teachers, nurses, vocational teachers, DTC drivers, Delhi Jal Board employees and others. He said that Kejriwal has been addressing election rallies in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana, which are going to Assembly polls very soon, and repeating all the false promises he had made in Delhi and Punjab to fool the electorates in these States, but after hearing about the inaction and incompetence of the Kejriwal Government in Delhi, people in other States will not believe in his promises.