Punjab Govt to appoint 7,654 teachers

The Punjab government today announced that it will soon issue appointment letters to over 7000 teachers in the state.

Updated: Sep 27, 2010, 21:20 PM IST

Kapurthala: The Punjab government today
announced that it will soon issue appointment letters to over
7000 teachers in the state.

The Punjab education department will appoint 7,654 master
cadre lecturers and vocational teachers within 15 days, state
education minister Upinderjit Kaur said here.

Kaur announced that the department would recruit 3,624
elementary trained teachers and said an advertisement in this
regard will be published soon in the newspapers.

Following the vacation of stay orders on recruitment of
the teachers by Punjab and Haryana High court on September 23,
education department will be issuing appointment letters, she
said. Earlier a teacher`s body moved the High Court seeking
regularisation of their posts.

The department would spent around Rs 70 crore on the
purchase of new furniture including desks for the primary
schools and a sum of Rs 10 crore will be invested on the
purchase of utensils for the mid-day meals.

"40,000 teachers have been appointed so far during the
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP rule and number of school drop
outs have come down to 29,000 from 2.25," Kaur said.

Around 700 teachers were appointed on compassionate
grounds, she added.

PTI