Amritsar, Jan 13: As a 'Lohri bonanza' on the festive day, Punjab Education and Food Processing Minister O P Soni on Sunday announced the regularisation of 5178 teachers from next month on full pay scale.
In a press address at his residence, Mr. Soni stated that the government has been putting all sincere efforts in uplifting educational standards in the state and to achieve this goal, regularisation of teachers is in process so that they can teach the students sincerely.
Mr Soni told that ‘Sikhiya Providers’ and “volunteer teachers” will get a pay hike of Rs.1500 from next month.
The teachers who faced suspension during union protests have been re-instated and the teachers who were temporarily adjusted to distant places have been ordered to join at their parent station.
Their previous orders have been cancelled. He also added that no promise of salary hike has been done in any video or audio as E,M by him . This is the decision of Punjab cabinet.
Mr Soni emphasized that due to less time left in the annual examination of schools, the teachers should take the onus of teaching and doing the revision of syllabus in the schools.
He warned all the employees who neglect their duty and become a part of protests and rallies would not be spared and would face stringent action. And on the very contrary, the teachers who will whole- heartedly and with dedication perform their duty, would be honored on the eve of Republic Day i.e 26th of January.
These teachers will also be made to interact and receive appreciation from chief minister of Punjab, he added. (UNI)