Punjab to fill over 10000 vacant posts in the Education Department

Punjab to fill over 10000 vacant posts in the Education Department. CM directs creation of 2000 Physical Education teachers in government primary schools

Punjab to fill over 10000 vacant posts in the Education Department
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Bipin Bhardwaj

To spruce up educational infrastructure, the Punjab government has decided to fill vacant posts in the education department. Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday gave nod for the recruitment of 10,880 vacant positions of various cadres in the state education department.

Presiding over a high-level meeting of various departments, the Chief Minister described education as a core sector which would be streamlined and kept under focus. The CM also directed for creation of 2000 posts of Physical Education teachers in government primary schools and recruitment against the posts.

Advocating the formation of clusters in every village whereby the village having a primary, middle and the high school would be availing the services of a single physical education trainer, the Chief Minister asked the School Education Department to actively consider the proposal.

The CM also discussed issues related to various employee unions and directed that the department may have discussions and after examining their demands may take up the matter with the Finance Department. Accepting the long pending demand of around 1000 headmaster and teachers recruited under RMSA, the CM directed the Finance Department to release state share of salaries which were cut due to the upper cap imposed by the Union Government in 2016. It will cost around Rs 3.2 crore to state exchequer.


To further strengthen the healthcare facilities, Channi gave a go ahead to the recruitment of nearly 3400 different posts in the Health Department. He ordered that a proposal pertaining to the inclusion of the Anganwadi/ASHA Workers and other Health workers in the Ayushman Bharat scheme be brought up in the Cabinet meeting.

The foundation stones of state-funded Medical Colleges at Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur would be laid soon so that medical education and research could be promoted in the state, added Channi.

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