Kejriwal govt seeks to regularise 70,000 jobs
In a move that could impact over 70,000 employees, the Aam Aadmi Party government asked all state departments on Saturday to identify contractual staff by November 15 and finalise proposals for their regularisation.
The departments have been asked to send their proposals to the chief secretary. A unified policy will then be firmed up and put up before the cabinet. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the proposal for regularisation of guest teachers was being sent to the Lieutenant Governor.
If the L-G did not approve it, the government will go to the Supreme Court, he said. There are around 17,000 guest teachers working in Delhi government schools.
The move is being seen as timed for the municipal polls early next year. Regularisation of contractual staff was among AAP's poll promises in 2013 and then again in the 2015 assembly polls.