NEW DELHI: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday participated in the protest held by the Delhi government guest teachers outside the residence of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital.
The guest teachers protested over their demand for permanent jobs.
In a series of tweets, Navjot Singh Sidhu also took a swipe at the AAP-led government and alleged that the Delhi education model is a contract model.
“Delhi govt has 1,031 schools while only 196 schools have principals…45% teacher’s posts are vacant and schools are run by 22,000 guest teachers on daily wages with every 15 days renewal of contracts,” Sidhu said in a tweet.
He further claimed that the AAP had promised to regularize contractual teachers, give equal wages as permanent staff, but made it worse by just having guest teachers.
“Through School Management Committees, so-called AAP volunteers earn 5 Lac yearly from govt funds that earlier were meant for school’s development,” he claimed.
In your 2015 manifesto you promised 8 lakh new jobs and 20 new colleges in Delhi, where are the jobs and colleges? You have given only 440 Jobs in Delhi. On the contrary of your failed guarantees, unemployment rate of Delhi has increased by almost 5 times in last 5 years,” the Congress leader added.