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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal increases working hours of school teachers

First published: January 25, 2014, 5:21 PM IST | Updated: January 25, 2014
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal increases working hours of school teachers
The orders were passed by Right to Education Branch under sections 19 and 25 of the right of children to free and compulsory education act.

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday increased the working hours of school teachers to 45 hours per week. According to the new order, school teachers working in government/government aided and un-aided recognised schools will have to devote 45 hours teaching per week.

The existing time for teachers in summers is 7:30 am to 1:30 pm or 8 am to 2 pm, but now the new timings are 7:15 am to 2:45 pm. Similarly, the existing time for teachers in winters is 7:30 am to 1:30 pm or 8 am to 2 pm and the new timings are 7:15 am to 2:45 pm.

The existing time for teachers working in double shift schools in summers is 7:00 am to 12:30 pm (morning shift) or 1 pm to 6:30 pm (evening shift), but now the new timings are 6:45 am to 2:15 pm (morning shift) and 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm (evening shift).

Similarly, the existing time for teachers working in double shift schools in winters is 7:30 am to 12:40 pm and 1 pm to 6:10 pm and now the new timings are 7:15 am to 2:45 pm and 10:45 am to 6:15 pm.

The orders were passed by the Right to Education Branch under sections 19 and 25 of the right of children to free and compulsory education act.

The above timings is applicable with immediate effect. However, there will be no change in existing timings of the students.

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