Punjab govt constitutes committee to solve ETT teachers’ issues

Chandigarh, January 9
Punjab government on Thursday constituted a high level committee under Zila Parishads of the state to solve issues pertaining to ETT teachers within a month.
Punjab’s Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal gave approval to constitute a high level committee after a meeting with the representatives of the ETT teachers at Punjab Bhawan here today.
Badal said that the committee comprising his Principal Secretary SK Sandhu, Financial Commissioner Rural Development Mandeep Singh Sandhu and Principal Secretary Education Anjali Bhanwra will minutely examine all the demands of the ETT Teachers and find some viable solution for them within a month.
Badal also asked the Committee to look into the matter of shifting these Teachers on the vacant posts of Education department in the districts to streamline the Primary Education in the state. Likewise, Badal also asked the committee to discuss the issue regarding fixing of seniority of these teachers during their merger with the ETT teachers of the education department.
The Chief Minister also asked the Committee to study the Rajasthan and Haryana models for merging the ETT teachers of Panchayat and Education department. He also directed the committee to ensure that the infra structure in the newly constituted Directorate for the schools run by the Panchayat Department must be upgraded and strengthened so as to effectively deliver the services to the stakeholders. Badal asked his Principal Secretary Mr. SK Sandhu to regularly update him about the proceedings conducted by the Committee.
The Chief Minister, while taking strict view of the inordinate delay in implementing the decisions taken during the meetings, cautioned the officers that from now onwards strict action would be taken against them for any such lapse. He said that the delay in implementing the important decisions led to many complications, which needs to be avoided by the officers.