The Delhi authorities has “once more despatched” a proposal to the Lt Governor to allow teachers of its schools to attend a training programme in Finland and in it noted that a cost-benefit analysis had been done, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday.
Lt Governor VK Saxena had allegedly rejected a similar proposal earlier, asking the Delhi government to conduct the analysis.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed hope that permission would be granted for the teachers to travel abroad for the programme.
Sisodia, who is also the Education minister, said in a tweet in Hindi, “The proposal to send Delhi government teachers to Finland for training has been sent again to the LG.” While returning the sooner proposal, Saxena had requested the AAP authorities to conduct the programme’s cost-benefit evaluation. Delhi authorities officers claimed that Saxena had stalled the Finland-based coaching twice by putting objections over the file regardless of the elected authorities’s approval.
Members of the AAP, led by Atishi, protested outdoors the Lt Governor’s residence final week over the problem.
The Raj Niwas, nevertheless, mentioned on the time that the “LG has not rejected the proposal for the coaching programme for primary-in-charges in Finland. Any assertion quite the opposite is deceptive and mischievously motivated”.
Quoting Sisodia’s tweet, Kejriwal said, “I hope the Hon’ble LG will permit Delhi government school teachers to go abroad for training.” The contemporary proposal was despatched amid rising tensions between the Kejriwal authorities and Saxena over a number of points.
In the proposal moved this time, Sisodia famous that the federal government had examined the proposal from all facets, together with cost-benefit evaluation, and located it important to enhance the standard of schooling.
The proposal mentioned, “If the chief minister and schooling minister have determined to ship their lecturers overseas, then how can LG scuttle it by repeatedly elevating flimsy objections? It is towards democracy and the Constitution that an unelected particular person is deciding and altering virtually each determination of a democratically elected authorities.
“Elite class of our nation suffers from a feudal mindset; they need to ship their youngsters overseas however strongly object and search cost-benefit evaluation even when lecturers of poor youngsters are to be despatched overseas. LG’s remarks are extraordinarily unlucky; such a regressive feudal mindset shouldn’t have any place in 21st century India,” it added.
The proposal noted that, according to the Supreme Court, the LG does not have the power to order a cost-benefit analysis of any decision of the council of ministers.
“Wish to remind LG that the orders of SC are not only binding on every citizen of India however develop into the regulation,” it mentioned.
Sisodia additionally cited a Supreme Court judgment the place it repeats twice that the Lt Governor has not been entrusted with any impartial decision-making energy.
“Therefore, Hon’ble LG doesn’t have the facility to order a cost-benefit evaluation of any determination of the council of ministers. Hon’ble LG has mentioned that he’s not obliged to observe SC orders as he treats them as ‘SC’s opinion’. We want to remind Hon’ble LG that the orders of SC are usually not solely binding on each citizen of India however develop into the regulation of the land. Everyone is certain to observe the orders of Hon’ble SC,” Sisodia famous.
Noting how the Supreme Court had ruled that the substantive power of decision-making vests in the council of ministers with the chief minister as its head, the senior AAP leader noted, “Your Delhi government has been elected by two crore people of Delhi. In judgement after judgement, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has ruled in favour of democracy that elected council of ministers headed by a chief minister has all the powers.
“So, if the chief minister and the education minister have decided that they wish to send their teachers abroad for training, then how can Hon’ble LG scuttle it by repeatedly raising flimsy objections?” “After doing all of the evaluation and inspecting all facets, Delhi Government has determined to ship its lecturers to Finland for coaching. Hon’ble LG could kindly inform whether or not he needs to invoke proviso to Article 239AA(4) of the Constitution. If he chooses to achieve this, he should observe the method supplied in Rule 49 of TBR,” Sisodia concluded.
Kejriwal had earlier said Saxena twice returned a file containing the proposal, asking if a cost-benefit analysis of the programme had been done.
The Raj Niwas, in a series of tweets, then clarified that the Lt Governor had only advised the Delhi government to evaluate the proposal in totality and assess the effectiveness of such foreign training programmes undertaken in the past.
Saxena advised the government to identify similar training programmes in Indian institutions, it had said.
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