Instead of hiring permanent or contractual teachers, Govt of Punjab is now hiring intern teachers on 13,736 vacant seats for one academic year.
The Punjab govt has released details for the recruiting of intern teachers and the total spending on this staffing is expected to cost Rs130.4 million.
As per the sources, this Hiring will be completed in six different stages and even six districts have been short-listed for the 1st phase. Next, every phase would involve the addition of 6 districts in the proposed project. The last date for the submission of applications is July 15 while lists of the applications submitted will be displayed on July 19.
The interns will begin their work right after the summer vacations, & their sessions will be finished by the annual examination in 2022.
The hiring in schools will be made on the union councils (UCs) point. Only jobless applicants of the UC and Panchayat council will be entitled to apply. As well as there will be no resettlement & transfer service for the hired teachers.
The pay of the primary school teachers will be Rs. 720 per day (total Rs. 18,000 per month), & the pay of the middle class’s teachers will be Rs. 800 per day (total Rs. 20,000 per month), & the salary of Metric level teachers will be Rs. 1,000 per day (total Rs. 30,000 per month).
The age range for the male interns is 20 to 50 years, while that of female interns is 20 to 55 years. The education government department has stated that schooling interns will teach in schools near their houses.
As per the sources, the recruitment panel will consist of 5 members, whilst school principals will be the organizer of the committee. Parents, a school council member, a general member, & a teacher of the subject will take part in the hiring process.
The necessary qualification for educators of primary classes will be matriculation with a 2nd division, & FA or FSC with the 2nd division for middle classes whilst BA or BSc, with 2nd division, will be the necessary condition for higher classes.
Punjab Teachers’ Unions chiefs Hamid Shah, Shahid Mubarak, Shafiq Bhalwalia, & Basharat Iqbal Raja slammed the decision & said that hiring teachers daily will be unfair. They asked that the government make long-term plans for education and all the empty seats must be filled out permanently.
In The Meantime, the education dept said that 70,000 teachers’ placements seats were vacant throughout Punjab, & that it was not possible to spend as much money straight away.