New Delhi, Jan 14 (PTI) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said the government is taking important steps to restructure the State Council of Educational Research And Training (SCERT) and District Institute of Education and Training (DIET).
'We have to prepare teachers who can inculcate an inquisitive habit in our children and empower them to ask questions in the classrooms. The children should have the courage to demand truth and fill in the gaps of what they have learnt so far.
'Only teachers can transform our society. It is then important to instil the right spirit in our teachers, and we can only achieve this through teacher training,' Sisodia said at a programme on restructuring of SCERT and DIET.
'Government is taking important steps to restructure SCERT and DIET. A country's advancement in education depends only on the efforts of its teachers. This is the case in countries that are lauded for their quality education systems and it is because those countries have focused on developing and training their teachers,' he added.
Sisodia said the Delhi government focused on teachers training in the last few years including increasing posts and salaries in SCERT.
'We have increased the posts and salaries in SCERT to instil a sense of respect for the talent that comes into the system. They have been given the UGC-scale pays,' he said.
He said Delhi is the only state in this country where SCERT is given this scale and honour. The increase in SCERT from 509 posts to 1,295 posts and arranging the pay-scale and designation as per NCERT is also included, he added. PTI GJS GJS TDS TDS