Delhi government approves relaxation to Kashmiri Pandit teachers

Now Kashmiri migrant teachers will get relaxation in age and their services will be regularize.

Published: 12th July 2017 09:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2017 09:11 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  Delhi cabinet on Wednesday approved special policy for regularization of services of Kashmiri migrant teachers working on contract basis in the Department of Education (DoE) since 1994. According to the government, the cabinet approved DoE’s proposal for grant of one-time relaxations in the recruitment rules. Now Kashmiri migrant teachers will get relaxation in age and their services will be regularize.

“The decision was taken considering the fact that Kashmiri migrant teachers were appointed on a contract basis in special circumstances of displacement from the valley due to political turmoil and have been working since last two decades, therefore a separate policy for their regularisation on specific terms and conditions was required,” a Delhi government  said in a press statement. Existing number of total Kashmiri migrant teachers is 170 and Estimated annual expenditure will be around Rs 13 crore, the government added.

The decision was pending since 2010, after Delhi High court asked the Delhi government to give relaxation to the teachers as Department of Education had raised objections quoting Supreme court judgment.

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