Himachal readies policy to bring PTA teachers' on govt contract

Shimla/July 18
Himachal government has prepared a policy to bring teachers recruited through Parents Teacher Association in the state under government contract and finally regularising them.
As per reports, the new policy could end uncertainty over the future of more than 6000 PTA teachers and will aim to regularise their jobs as promised by Himachal’s Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh before assembly elections.
Himachal’s Chief Secretary Sudripta Roy said that the state government has completed the process to prepare a policy for PTA teachers and the policy will be placed in the cabinet meeting in this month for final approval after which the process to absorb these teachers will start.
Roy said that the state government will re-appoint the teachers who were ousted due to the appointment of regular teachers during previous government and they will be given postings of their choice depending on vacancies.
Roy added that these PTA teachers will be given a chance to complete the eligibility criteria if any PTA teacher does not fulfil criterion or qualification.
Congress government had recruited over 6,000 teachers through PTA in 2006 to fill vacant posts in schools and colleges but after BJP came into power in the state, BJP opposed the policy calling it backdoor entry and removed many PTA teachers.

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