Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today gave in-principle approval to fill all vacant posts of teachers in schools and colleges on a regular basis to ensure smooth functioning of government educational institutions.
Presiding over a review meeting here,Badal directed the Principal Secretary Higher Education and Secretary School Education to immediately initiate the process of recruitment so that these teachers could be appointed at the earliest.
He called upon the officers to ensure the recruitment process in a transparent and fair manner to attract the best available talent from the open market to achieve high standards of education.
Badal also asked the Secretary School education to look into the viability of establishing the state-level teachers’ recruitment board for the selection of teachers in the state to cope up the enormous task of recruiting almost 10,000 to 12,000 teachers,who retire every year.
The Chief Minister asked the school and higher education departments that the recruitment and promotions of the teachers should be regularly done every year so that no vacancy was kept pending.
The Chief Minister also declared that the year 2012 and 2013 would be exclusively devoted to the overall development of government schools and higher institutions infrastructure equipped with well-trained and highly-qualified human resources to emerge Punjab as a front runner state on the educational front in the country.
Badal also directed the Secretary School Education to immediately do away with the prevalent practice of deputation of teachers from one school to another.
The Chief Minister also asked the higher education department to prepare a comprehensive proposal for seeking requisite funds from government for the development of colleges in a holistic manner.
He decided to affect the transfers of teachers in all government schools from April 10 to May 10 so that all the teachers were in place at the new stations well before the start of new academic session 2012-13.