PUNJAB SETS TOP
GEAR FOR RECURUITMENT AND PROMOTION PROCESS
IN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT- DR. UPINDERJIT KAUR
Chandigarh, April 15, 2008
The Punjab Government has set in motion the process of promotions
and recruitments under various categories in the Education Department
thereby fulfilling its promises made to the teaching community.
Disclosing this here today, Dr. Upinderjit Kaur, Education Minister
Punjab said that 14000 teachers would be recruited before the
onset of this academic session 2008-09 and with this backlog as
well as jobs on compassionate ground were also being taken care
The Minister said that out of 9998 ETT vacancies advertised,
8856 job offer letters had been issued so far and remaining 1143
posts would also be filled after second scrutiny of applications
received. Besides job letters for 4000 B.Ed teachers would also
be issued till 30th April, 2008. She advised to the fresh appointees
to report within a week time regarding their acceptances of jobs
otherwise waiting candidates would be considered to accomplish
the recruitment process at the earliest.
The Education Minister pointed out that as many as 449 masters
had also been promoted as lectures and 1800 more would be promoted
within a week. Besides, instructions had already been issued for
the promotion of Lecturers as Principals within this month.
The Minister further added that in elementary schools Head Teachers
and Centre Head Teachers had been promoted as per the vacancies
whereas 197 ETT and 197 JBT teachers were also being recruited
to clear the backlog in various handicapped categories. Besides
this 171 Block Primary Education Officer (BPEOs) would be promoted
by the next week and remaining 55 vacancies of BPEOs related to
direct quota would be filled by the government soon.
Dr. Upinderjit Kaur said that total 116 jobs letters had already
been handed over during three special camps to the beneficiaries
of employees who died in harness and the fourth such camp would
be organised within the next few days. The education officers
have already been directed to hold such special camps quarterly
to clear the backlog in compassionate cases.
The Minister said that entire selection process had been completed
in a transparent manner and all selections were being made purely
on merit basis. It was the firm commitment of the Chief Minister
Punjab S. Parkash Singh Badal to fill up the vacancies in priority
sectors and provide jobs to the unemployed youth of the state.
The Education Minister further said that to give a thrust for
imparting quality education in rural sector, the state government
had earmarked 351 senior secondary schools in the state by selecting
three schools from each constituency for upgrading the educational
infrastructure. These schools would be provided with better infrastructure
facilities like new class rooms, science laboratories, boundary
walls, facilities in playgrounds, safe drinking water etc. at
a cost of Rs. 142 crore during this fiscal year. Besides this
141 Adarash Schools one from each constituency would be opened
in the state with the help of corporate houses, educational Trusts,
Societies, NRIs etc in private partnership. These schools would
impart quality education and skill courses by offering free education
to the poor and intelligent rural students.
The Minister stressed that the Punjab Government was fully committed
to make revolutionary changes in imparting quality education,
state-of-the-art teaching methods and facilities to the teaching
faculty so that Punjabi students could complete at national as
well as international level. In this regard various developments
were being made and more were under active consideration.
LEETERS HANDED OVER TO NEWLY RECRUITED TEACHERS
Chandigarh APRIL 15
Education plays a vital role in shaping the destiny of any nation
or society besides developing one's personality to become an ideal
These views were expressed by Punjab Chief Minister by Mr Parkash
Singh Badal while presiding over a function organized by the State
School Education Department here at Government Rajindera College
to handover the appointment letters to the newly selected educational
services providers including masters/mistresses and teaching fellows
(ETT/JBT) cadre. He said the entire appointment procedure for
the recruitment of government school teachers under different
categories had been completed. "Today's function is the step
towards realizing the dream of SAD –BJP government to revamp
and strengthen the entire school education system in the State",
said Mr. Badal.
The Chief Minister said that the state government had already
embarked upon an ambitious programme to upgrade the infrastructure
in the 351 government senior secondary schools at the cost Rs.
142 crore to impart quality education to the students in science
and commerce stream. Mr. Badal said that all the newly recruited
teachers would be in their palace well before the start of current
Speaking on the occasion Education Minister Mrs. Upinderjit
Kaur said that the entire selection procedure has been completed
in a transparent manner and all the teachers had been selected
purely on the merit. She also stated that the department would
dispatch appointment letters to all the selected candidates positively
by April 20.She also informed that 438 classical & vernacular
teachers and 246 masters/mistresses had been directly appointed
by the department. Apart from this 25 teachers and 91 clerks had
been appointed on the compassionate grounds against the posts
of the deceased employees of the education department.
On the occasion Mr, Badal handed over 154 and 107 appointment
letters to the candidates selected as masters/mistresses and ETT/JBT
teachers respectively during a function held at Bathinda late
Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included
Member Parlaiment from Bathinda Smt. Paramjit Kaur Gulshan Chief
Parliamentary Secretary Smt, Mohinder Kaur Josh,Media Advisor
to Chief Minister Mr. Harcharan Bains ,Education Secretary Mr.
Karanbir singh Sidhu, Mr. Jagtar Singh Khatra DPI (Secondary)
besides Mr, Gagandeep Singh Brar and Mr. Parveen Kumar both Additional
Principal Secretaries to Chief Minister.
PUNJAB TO HAVE WORLD
CLASS UNIVERSITY SOON LADHOWAL (LUDHIANA)
APRIL 15, 2008
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today announced
that Punjab government would soon set up a World Class Multi-disciplinary
University in the state to impart quality higher education to
the students to enable them to compete globally.
Mr.Badal announced that the state government would involve the
corporate sector in streamlining, modernizing and broad basing
education both at the school and the college and university levels.
The government was already in touch with the leading corporate
houses in the country in this regard and would welcome their participation
in the multi-facility also. This university would be in addition
to the central varsity envisaged for the state.
Presiding over a function to mark the inauguration of Satya Bharti
School programme of Bharti Foundation here, Mr.Badal said that
education was the core sector of any economy or a nation that
results in far more improved human resource development. He said
that the concept of Adarsh School was a step in this direction
to provide quality education to the underprivileged children who
could not be exploit their potential due to penury. He praised
the efforts of the Bharti Foundation for imparting quality education
to the poor. He assured fulsome support and cooperation to the
Bharti foundation for furthering its mission to spread education
in every nook and corner of the state.
As a revolutionary step, the state government had already under
taken a massive programme for the up gradation of 351 senior secondary
government schools at a cost of Rs.142 crore to provide quality
education in the science and commerce stream. Three such schools
would be set up in each assembly constituency in addition to the
On the recruitment of 14000 teachers under various categories
for the government schools, Mr.Badal said that the entire process
had been completed in a transparent manner and the appointment
letters were being issued by the state education department in
a phased manner to enable them to join their duties during the
current academic session.
Appreciating the role of Bharti Foundation, Information &
Public Relations Minister Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia said that
the foundation had already taken a lead for establishing 100 village
primary schools in the state. He said that eight Satya Bharti
Primary schools and 21 community centers were already operational
in Punjab with more than 1200 children and over 100 teachers.
Earlier, Mr.Badal lighted a lamp to mark the inauguration of
the school and presented a certificate of merit to a student of
5th class who secured 84% marks.
On the occasion, Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman Bharti
Enterprises said that with more than 300 million illiterate children
in India in the age group of 7 years and above providing access
to quality education was a major challenge for the country. The
Satya Bharti school programme was a unique example of a public-private
partnership to create temples of learning for underprivileged
children in particular the girl child. He said that we believe
that this initiative would provide an opportunity to thousands
of underprivileged children to be a part of mainstream education
and offer them with a platform to participate in the nation's
Later Managing Director Bharti Enterprises Rajan Bharti Mittal
proposed a vote of thanks and said that "With the Satya Bharti
School programme we are committed to provide the best of infrastructure
and teaching facilities to children. We believe that this initiative
will go a long way in filling the need gap for education in rural
areas and benefit the economy of the region at large".
Later addressing the media persons, Mr.Badal said that the Ministry
of Civil Aviation has accorded in principle approval to set up
a domestic airport at Sahnewal to provide air connectivity to
Ludhiana – the industrial hub of the state. He said that
the expansion of civil aviation was on the top of agenda as the
Airports Authority of India had already cleared the proposal for
setting up of an International Airport at Mohali for which a memorandum
of agreement had also been signed. Apart from this Guru Ram Das
International Airport at Amritsar is also being upgraded to launch
more international flights. He said that though the international
airport at Mohali would be completed within next two years but
international flights to and fro would commence with in next 6
months. Likewise the Ministry of Civil Aviation had also acceded
to the state government's proposal to allow domestic flights from
Bhishiana Airport near Bathinda which would be soon developed
as a civil airport terminal to accommodate more national as well
as international flights.
Asked to comment on the procurement of wheat, Mr.Badal expressed
satisfaction over the purchase of wheat and said that there was
no ban on the private traders to procure wheat from the mandis.
He said that even the Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar
during his recent visit to Chandigarh had categorically stated
that the Centre had not imposed any sort of ban on the purchase
of wheat by the private traders.
Referring to the initiatives taken by the state government in
the power sector, Mr. Badal disclosed that the state government
had asked the Punjab State Electricity Board to set up three additional
units one each of 500 MW at Guru Gobind Singh Thermal Plant Ropar,
Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant Lehra Mohabbat and Guru Nanak Dev
Thermal Plant Bathinda. He said that with the setting up of these
units in the existing thermal plants power generation capacity
would be enhanced from the existing 6500 MW to 8000 MW. He said
that these proposed thermal units would be cost effective due
to the existing infrastructure and technical support. He stated
that the by the end of 2012 the total generation capacity would
cross 10000 MW with the commissioning of three upcoming thermal
plants at Talwandi Sabo, Rajpura and Goindwal Sahib.
Reacting sharply over the steep price rise during the last six
months, Mr.Badal blamed UPA government for its ill-conceived economic
policies that resulted in the inflationary rate of 7.8% as compared
to the national growth rate of 9%. He said that Centre should
immediately take corrective measures to check the inflation especially
the prices of essential commodities that had adversely affected
the common man.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included
Member Parliament Sharnjit Singh Dhillon, Chief Parliamentary
Secretary Harish Rai Dhanda, SAD General Secretary Maheshinder
Singh Grewal, Mr.Darshan Singh Shivalik MLA Dakha, Vetern Akali
Leader Jagdev Singh Talwandi, SAD President Ludhiana Rural Santa
Singh Umaidpuri and former MLA Inder Iqbal Singh Attwal.