BATHINDA APRIL 14: Education plays a vital role in shaping the destiny of any nation or society besides developing one’s personality to become an ideal citizen.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 academic session.
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.
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.