Several district magistrates of the Delhi Government, on Thursday, have put almost 100 government school teachers on airport duty to ensure rules and protocols in facilitating the handling of passengers coming from abroad from January 30. The new order has perplexed the teachers as another order circulated by the education department today requires all the staff members to be present on duty.
The education department orders that all government offices will function with 100% staff strength with immediate effect. Meanwhile, the order disclosed by the district magistrates warns that non -compliance will be penalized.
Ajay Veer Yadav, general secretary of the Government School Teachers Association, contended that on one side the order requires 100% of staff to be present and on the other side the deputy chief minister has said that teachers should be allowed to go to school for the betterment of the students. Students have begun coming to schools even so the new order has put educators on airport duty. For the sake of pupils, I bid the deputy chief minister allow teachers to stay in schools.
Last week, the government had put teachers on Bird flu prevention duty which was abolished after teachers called it an insult to the teaching post.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, asking DMs to dismiss the order, said that teachers are occupied in online classes and that the government had already declared special practical classes for students.
Kejriwal government had authorized schools to start offline classes from January 18.