New Delhi: Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia today warned government school teachers of strict action if inefficiency on their part impeded the development of the education sector.
“My government is willing to do anything to support a sincere teacher. However, we will not hesitate to take strongest action against those who impede the mission to achieve excellence in education,” he said in an open letter to teachers.
Sisodia expressed disappointment over a recent agitation by a few teachers and boycotting of a workshop over the action taken by the Delhi government against teaching and non-teaching staff of certain schools who were found violating rules.
“Recently I visited remedial classes organised by schools during summer holidays. The children in a school told me three of their teachers use abusive language, subject them to corporal punishment and send them on menial errands like fetching tea.
“In order to ascertain the veracity of these complaints, I talked to senior students and immediately decided to take strict action against the three teachers. Similarly, I have show-caused three other teachers who had been perpetually coming late to school over months,” he said.
Sisodia, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister, said that he was extremely disappointed when a group of teachers created a ruckus against the government’s action.
“I am surprised their sympathies lie with the teachers who misbehave with young children. At a time when government schools have started to excel in terms of board results, surpassing their private counterparts, why should we allow a minuscule number of such teachers to tarnish this movement,” he added.