Punjab government regularises 9,000 temporary teachers

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said that 36,000 temporary teachers will also be regularised.

Punjab government regularises 9,000 temporary teachers Bhagwant Mann (Source: Official Twitter Account)
Vagisha Kaushik | Oct 7, 2022 - 5:56 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced today that the government has regularised 9,000 temporary teachers. CM said that a notification has been issued on the regularisation of teachers. 36,000 more teachers will be regularised according to the promise made on this year’s Teachers Day, CM added.

“I am sharing a good news..the decision to regularise the teachers was taken on the day of teachers day..it is complete..Issued a notification to regularise about 9 thousand contractual teachers.. Now we will work for the rest.. We will regularise 36 thousand as per the promise...We do what we say..,” Mann said in a tweet.

On September 5, Punjab Cabinet approved a policy for regularising the services of contractual, ad hoc, daily wage and temporary teachers who have completed 10 years of service. It decided to regularise the services of around 9,000 teachers by placing them in a special cadre.

According to the policy, the beneficiary employees will continue in service till 58 years of age and they will be treated as fresh appointees. The decision was taken in a meeting of the Council of Ministers chaired by Mann, according to an official release. A three-member committee, formed to explore the ways and means to regularise the services of the contractual employees, submitted its report to the Cabinet which accepted the same.

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The state government had earlier announced that it was committed to regularising the services of contractual and temporary employees. There are around 36,000 contractual and temporary employees in different government departments. Teachers are the first set of contractual and temporary employees whose services will be regularised. After the Cabinet meeting, the CM had said his government has decided to regularise the service of 8,736 teachers. He said services of 5,442 education service providers, 1,130 Inclusive education teachers and others will be regularised.

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