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Delhi govt to appoint 610 Urdu and 769 Punjabi teachers

New Delhi: Delhi government’s cabinet meeting was held on 24 June in which approval was given for the appointment of 610 Urdu teachers and 769 Punjabi teachers (a total of 1379 teachers) in accordance with which one Sanskrit teacher, one Urdu and one Punjabi teacher could be appointed in every school of Delhi government. These appointments will be on the posts of TGT (Trained Graduate Teacher). At present there are 1024 government schools in Delhi of which Sanskrit is taught in 98 percent schools, Punjabi in 23 percent schools and Urdu taught in 25 percent schools. Three languages are taught upto 8th class and in 9th and 10th classes two languages are taught. Of the 1024 schools of Delhi, 898 are senior secondary, 106 are secondary and 20 are middle schools. In this (current) session 28,612 students have selected Punjabi language and 82341 students have selected Urdu language. According to section 9 of Delhi Education Act, 1973, 3-langauge formula framed by central government is applicable from 6th to 10th class. Delhi government cabinet has also decided to constitute a Society for Excellence which will advise about the ways and means to improve educational standard. Moreover, it will also advise on character and personality building and development of students.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 August 2016 on page no. 14

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