Punjab halts induction of 1,100 teachers in Rawalpindi schools
01 July, 2012
RAWALPINDI: The Education Department has approved induction of male and female science teachers on 996 vacant seats in the state-run schools of the Rawalpindi district. However, the induction on 1,100 vacant posts of arts' subjects has been stopped.
According to sources, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had directed the recruitments (of new teachers) in July. The inductions on the vacant posts of Arabic, Persian, history, civic, Islamiat, physical education and drawing subjects have been halted.
The posts are lying vacant for last few years. Two percent quota for disables and five percent for minorities has been specified while age limit was fixed from 20 to 35 years. The applicants are required to deposit challan of Rs 100 with the application form.
On the other hand, various teachers' organisations deplored Education Department for not inducting arts subject teachers for last few years.
The Punjab government has reserved two percent and five percent quota for the disabled persons and the minorities, respectively. The potential candidates between the age of 20 and 35 years would submit the challan form, worth Rs 100, along with their educational documents to the government, while the recruitment of the teachers would be completed by the end of July.
Meanwhile, the government some years back had stopped recruitment against 1,100 vacant seats of arts teachers. The Teachers Association has demanded that the government reopen the recruitment of arts teachers to fill 1,100 vacant seats.