The affidavit, filed through Delhi government standing counsel Ramesh Singh, said the total regular sanctioned posts of teachers as on January 1, 2010 were 41,988 which has been gradually increased to 66,736 as on date. The matter would come up for hearing on November 20 before Justice A K Chawla. The High Court was hearing DoE's plea seeking vacation of the stay granted on September 27 on the process of appointing guest teachers and promoting those appointed since 2010 in the government schools so that it could fill nearly 9,000 vacancies. It had said its interim order of stay will continue. The Delhi government had said the stay order was causing serious problem to students who were suffering due to shortage of teachers.
The AAP government has filed the application in a pending contempt plea filed by NGO Social Jurist, represented through advocate Ashok Agarwal, seeking a stay on the order of the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) withdrawing a notice on appointment of 8,914 school teachers.
On September 27, the court said it had directed the Delhi government to maintain status quo with regard to fresh appointment and promotion of guest teachers as regulars in its schools, after it was informed that the authorities have not complied with the high court's 2001 order.
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