There are many core issues regarding Secondary School Teachers SSTs in Punjab School Education Department. Seniority is one of these issues. It is considered that the issue should be resolved to promote the in-service secondary school Teachers. A large number of secondary school teachers are awaiting for promotion in the next grade. They recruited in BPS-16 and retired in the same regular scale without promotion.
There are a large number of vacant posts of Headmasters and subject specialist in the school education department Punjab but higher authorities are not taking notice of misbehavior with these teachers in Punjab. Punjab government is still silent to solve this core issue regarding secondary school teachers. There are different SST seniority issues like joining, date of birth or date of passing B.Ed. etc.
Educators in Punjab are recruited after the year 2000 on a contract basis in the government of General Pervez Musharaf. It was the start to recruit the teachers on a contract basis but after protest and meetings, this issue was resolved in the year 2009. All teachers recruited as educators from 2000 to 2009 were regularized. After regularization of these all educators, there was the main issue of seniority of these teachers. But still, it has not been resolved. Now service rules review committee meeting is being recently scheduled on 23-08-2019 to resolve these seniority issues in the committee room of the school education department.
MEETING NOTICE GOVERNMENT OF THE PUNJAB SCHOOL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
17Th August 2019
SUBJECT: SERVICE RULES REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING it is directed to refer to this Department’s Notification of even number dated 30-07-2019 regarding the subject cited above and to state that a meeting to review the existing service rules to redress the ambiguities especially for promotion from SSTs to Subject Specialists and the seniority issues are scheduled to be held on 23-08-2019 at 10.00 a.m. in the Committee Room of School Education Department.
2. I am, further, directed to request you to kindly attend the above meeting as per scheduled date and time mentioned above.
(MUHAMMAD SHABBIR) Section Officer (Promotion-II)
That above letter is a positive sign for all secondary school teachers SSTs in this regard. All secondary school teachers are praying and hope that the government will take a good step in the future. It is a request to secretary schools Punjab to take serious action for the promotion of SSTs as a Subject Specialist. There is a second way to promote these SSTs as a Headmaster of schools in regular grade 17. Quaid-e-Azam Educational Development Academy QAED is taking the initiative to promote SSTs as Headmaster after training of one the month of senior-most SSTs of different districts of Punjab.
A green signal for SSTs has been started this year. All Secondary school teachers will be happy to know that there is no issue of their seniority and the school education department is serious to promote them as a Subject Specialist SS and permanent Headmasters of schools in Punjab. All officers and officials who are being invited to this meeting should be happy to attend this meeting and resolve all previous issues.
Promotion of Secondary School Teachers SSTs in 2019 Service Rules Meeting