Punjab

PUNJAB CABINET NOD TO APPOINT 1337 CANDIDATES OUT OF 6060 POSTS OF TET QUALIFIED MASTER CADRE TEACHERS

August 04, 2017 08:17 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

4183 NEW POSTS OF TEACHERS TO BE ADVERTISED, RELAXATION IN AGE FOR NEW RECRUITMENT FROM 37 TO 38 YEARS, · STATE GOVT TO TAKE UP WITH NCTE ISSUE OF ENHANCING VALIDITY OF TET ELIGIBILITY FROM 7 TO 8 YEARS, CABINET ALLOWS ATTENDANT/ESCORT TO ACCOMPANY EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES DURING TRAVEL ON OFFICIAL TOUR/TRAINING: EX-POST FACTO APPROVAL TO THE NOTIFICATIONS ISSUED UNDER PUNJAB GOODS AND SERVICES TAX ACT, 2017,· CLASSIFICATIONS OF GOVT EMPLOYEES CHANGED FROM CLASS-I, CLASS-II, CLASS-III & CLASS-IV WITH GROUP-A, GROUP-B, GROUP-C & GROUP-D RESPECTIVELY

In a major reprieve to the Punjab TET qualified teachers, the Council of Ministers today gave nod to issue appointment orders to recruit 1337 candidates out of 6060 posts of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) qualified master cadre teachers advertised in 2015.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said that this decision was taken at the Council of Ministers meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

The CoM also decided in-principle to advertise 4183 new posts in view of judgment of the Supreme Court. Acceding to the long pending demands of these TET qualified candidates, the CoM also gave approval to grant relaxation in the age for fresh recruitment from the existing 37 to 38 years.

The CoM also directed the Education department to immediately take up the issue with National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) to enhance the validity of eligibility to 8 years from existing norm of 7 years. As per the current provisions, these teachers could only be appointed within seven years of clearing the TET examination conducted by State Council for Education, Research and Training (SCERT). It may be recalled that since these teachers had passed the examination in 2011, their eligibility for appointment would lapse in 2018.

CABINET ALLOWS ATTENDANT/ESCORT TO ACCOMPANY EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES DURING TRAVEL ON OFFICIAL TOUR/TRAINING:  In a goodwill gesture to facilitate government employees with disabilities to discharge their duties seamlessly, the Council of Ministers has decided to amend the Punjab Civil Services Rules, Volume-III to allow travelling allowance in respect of the attendant/escort for accompanying such employees during travel, while on official tour/training.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said that this decision was taken at a meeting of Council of Minister presided over by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday.
In another decision, CoM also gave ex-post facto approval to the notifications issued under Punjab Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. The state government, in an endeavour to make the existing taxation system dealer friendly and to eliminate its limitations, GST was implemented w.e.f. July 1, 2017. 

The CoM also gave approval to the Government Employees (Conduct) Rules (First Amendment) Rules, 2017 thereby changing the classification of posts from Class-I, Class-II, Class-III and Class-IV with Group-A, Group-B, Group-C and Group-D respectively.

The CoM also okayed the amended service rules of Group-A, B & C employees of the Town and Country Planning department in the light of its restructuring. The amended service rules will facilitate the direct recruitment of employees and officers, which will provide employment to the unemployed youth of the state besides breaking stagnation in promotions and providing a congenial atmosphere to ensure quick disposal of public cases for achieving planned urban development in the state.

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