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Advt to recruit 8393 teachers issued; Punjab to become first state to hire regular teachers: Singla

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Chandigarh, November 24, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Following the announcement by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the education department of Punjab Government has released an advertisement for the recruitment of 8393 regular teachers.

While divulging details, school education minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that the education recruitment directorate today released an advertisement to hire regular teachers for pre-primary classes which were started in government schools in November 2017.

The cabinet minister added that by releasing this advertisement Punjab has become first state in the country to recruit regular teachers for pre-primary classes.

Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that online applications have been invited from eligible applicants from December 1, 2020 to December 20, 2020. He added that the department has also given a golden chance to education providers, education volunteers, EGS volunteers, AIE volunteers and STR volunteers to get regular appointment as they have been working on contractual or Adhoc basis from several years. He said that special age relaxation have also been given to these volunteers.

Mr. Singla said that Punjab was also the first state to start pre-primary classes in government schools for children from 3 to 6 years and the new initiative has shown positive results in the field of education. He added that Punjab government is committed to provide quality education to the students in government schools and apart from providing required infrastructure, adequate number of teachers will also be ensured in the schools.

As per the letter issued by the Directorate of Recruitment, in educational qualification, 12th pass or at least 45% marks in equivalent examination and Diploma Certificate in Nursery Teacher Education Program or any other equivalent course along with Punjabi subject passed as a compulsory or elective subject in class X, is prescribed.

Age limit for these posts has been fixed from 18 to 37 years but according to the notification of the Education Department, the education providers, education volunteers, EGS. Volunteers, A.I.E. Volunteers, STR Volunteers working in the government schools of the state of Punjab have been given a relaxation equal to the service rendered in the upper age limit, while divorced women, widows, Scheduled Castes and Backward Class candidates have been given a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit.

Out of a total 8393 posts, 3273 posts are General, while Scheduled Castes (M&B) 840, Scheduled Castes (R&O) 839, Scheduled Castes (Ex-Servicemen-M&B) 168, Scheduled Castes (Ex-Servicemen-R&O) 168, Scheduled Castes (Sports-M&B) 42, Scheduled Castes (Sports-R&O) 42, Backward Classes 839, Backward Classes (Ex-Servicemen) 168, Sportsperson (General) 167, Freedom Fighters 84, Ex-Servicemen (General) 588, Handicapped (Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Orthopedically Disabled and Intellectually Disabled or Multiple Disability) categories 84 each and 839 posts have been reserved for Economically Weaker Section of General Category.

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