Punjab CM Channi gives nod to fill 10,000 posts in Education Dept

Nearly 3,400 vacancies in Health Department to be advertised

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday gave nod to fill 10,880 vacant posts in the Education Department related to various cadres.

Presiding over a high-level meeting of various departments, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi described education as the core sector, which would be streamlined and kept under sharp focus.

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CM Channi ordered the creation of 2,000 posts of physical education teacher in primary schools so as to ensure the robust health of school students apart from focusing on the academic aspect.

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Advocating the formation of a cluster in every village whereby the village having a primary, middle and high school would be availing the services of a single physical education trainer, the Punjab Chief Minister asked the School Education Department to actively consider the proposal.

Besides, Punjab CM Channi discussed various issues related to various unions and directed that the department may have discussions and after examining their demand may take up the matter with the Finance Department.

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Accepting the long-pending demand of 1,000 headmasters and teachers recruited under the RMSA, the Punjab CM directed the Finance Department to release the state share of salaries which were cut due to upper cap made by the Government of India (in 2016). It will cost around Rs 3.2 crore to state exchequer.

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In another important decision, the Chief Minister gave go ahead to fill 3,400 various posts in the Health Department so as to further strengthen the healthcare mechanism.

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Further, the Chief Minister ordered that proposal pertaining to the inclusion of the anganwadi/ASHA workers and other health workers in the Ayushman Bharat scheme be brought up at the Cabinet meeting.

The Chief Minister said he would lay the foundation stones of medical colleges at Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur. A new medical college would be set up in Sangrur with 100 per cent state funding. These new medical colleges will help boost medical education and research in the state.

-PTC News