More than 1/2 Punjabi, Urdu trainer positions lying vacant in Delhi government colleges: RTI

More than half of the instructor posts for Urdu and Punjabi languages in Delhi government colleges are lying vacant, even as the two were accorded the fame of second official language using the management. According to the response to an RTI petition filed by Manzar Ali, Chairman, Zarf Foundation and Welfare Society, in 794 kingdom-run faculties right here, over 650 positions of Urdu instructors are vacant. In comparison, there are over 750 vacancies for Punjabi teachers in 1,001 such faculties. The RTI petition becomes filed within the Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi, looking for statistics on the range of Urdu and Punjabi teachers in authorities schools right here.

In its response, the directorate said in Delhi authorities’ 794 colleges, 1,029 Urdu Trained Graduate Teacher (who educate 6th to tenth elegance students) positions, and in 1,001 such faculties, 1,024 TGT Punjabi positions are accredited. However, 669 Urdu and 791 Punjabi trainer positions are vacant, it said. According to the directorate, of the 1,029 Urdu instructor positions, 57 are permanent, and 303 are visitor instructors. While 38 instructors from the Urdu academy are coaching in Delhi government faculties, 631 instructors are needed.


Academicians criticized the AAP authorities for “neglecting” Punjabi and Urdu languages. Former National Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities and well-known academician Professor Akhtarul Wasey told PTI that despite the second professional language fame of Punjabi and Urdu, the city government is not supplying ok facilities for their propagation, not like other languages. Maulana Azad National Urdu University Chancellor Firoz Bakht Ahmad stated, “These languages might also emerge as extinct if they are now not taught to humans, especially those whose mom tongue is Punjabi and Urdu.”

He expressed remorse that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which got here into energy through promising higher schooling has left such a lot of instructor posts vacant for Urdu and Punjabi languages. For Punjabi, 1,024 teacher positions are accredited, of which 111 are everlasting, and 122 are visitor teachers, whilst 791 positions are mendacity vacant. Though the Punjabi academy gives seventy-five teachers, 716 posts are nonetheless vacant, keeping with the RTI reaction.

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president and BJP-SAD MLA from Rajouri Garden, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, alleged that the government intentionally keeps the college trainer positions vacant for Urdu and Punjabi languages. Despite sending repeated letters to the government to sensitize them on the issue, no motion had been taken until date. Meanwhile, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia has asked for a report from the education directorate at the vacant instructor positions in government schools for Urdu, Punjabi, and Sanskrit languages.

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