Tribune News Service
Rohtak, October 3
The demand for the reintroduction of Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd) course at the District Institute of Education and Training (government institute) has got louder, with the Haryana School Lecturers Association (HSLA) announcing to approach CM Manohar Lal Khattar over the issue.
The development came after the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) recently released the admission schedule for the course for private institutes when the matter of “inordinate” delay in the admissions to the course reached the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The admission process for private colleges has started, but the District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) have yet again not been included in the programme. The course was discontinued in the DIET two years ago, while all districts in the state have a DIET.
“We have to take the call of approaching the CM after getting no positive response from the Education Minister (EM) regarding the issue. Our delegation recently met the EM and demanded from him to restart the DElEd course in the DIET, but to no avail,” said Satpal Sindhu, president, HSLA.
He questioned when private colleges were allowed to run the course, why were the admissions not being made in the DIETs for the past two academic sessions? Villagers had given their land to the government for establishing DIETs so that their village candidates could get admission over there, but the government had deprived them of it by not making admissions in the course, he added.
Ajit Chandolia, press secretary, HSLA, said on the one hand, the government was providing free travel facility to schoolgirls for commuting from home to their institutes, while on the other hand, it had forced the girls to pay hefty fee to private colleges for DElEd course as a majority of the girls preferred to pursue the course for making their career in the field of teaching, he added.
Discontinued 2 yrs ago
- Admission for private colleges has started, but the District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) have not been included in the programme
- The course was discontinued in the DIET two years ago, while all districts in the state have a DIET
No positive response from Edu Minister
We have to approach the CM after getting no positive response from the Education Minister. Our delegation met him and demanded to restart the course in the DIET, but to no avail. Satpal Sindhu, president, HSLA