Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena has approved the Delhi government’s proposal to send primary teachers of government schools abroad for training. Officials gave this information on Saturday.
The Lieutenant Governor’s office is at loggerheads with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government on several issues, including plans to send school teachers abroad for training. Saxena, in his approval, noted that the Arvind Kejriwal-led government had refused to bring on record the impact assessment of foreign training programs conducted in the past.
An official of the Lieutenant Governor’s office said, ‘Lt Governor V.K. Saxena has approved the proposal of the Education Department to provide training to the primary (school) in-charges in Finland. Taking forward the approach of providing equitable benefits to all, the Lieutenant Governor has increased the number of primary teachers going to Finland for training from 52 to 87, so that the primary (school) in-charges of all the 29 administrative zones of the Education Department Equal representation can be ensured.
“From the 29 administrative zones, three in-charges each (total 87) will be selected for the training programme, while the government had arbitrarily fixed this (total) number at 52,” the official said.