New Delhi: More than 7,000 posts for teachers are lying vacant in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) schools, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.
"In MCD schools, as many as 7,068 posts of teachers of various categories are lying vacant," Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran told Lok Sabha in a written reply to a query.
On appointment of guest teachers in the civic bodies, the minister told of no such engagements in the MCD schools during last three years and the current year.
"No guest teachers have been appointed in MCD schools. However, 4,279 teachers have been engaged on contractual basis against the vacant posts," he said.
The minister also talked of figures for the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for the same periods and the facilities provided to teachers engaged in the same.
"NDMC has engaged 225 guest teachers only this year. These guest teachers are paid a fix amount per period, based on their categories, i.E, PGT (Post Graduate Teacher), TGT (Trained Graduate Teacher), etc. No other facility except the remuneration is paid to them," he said.