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Posted at: Nov 11, 2018, 2:03 AM; last updated: Nov 11, 2018, 2:03 AM (IST)

Teachers who accepted regularisation to have stations of their choice

Avneet Kaur

Jalandhar, November 10

The Education Department in a notice updated on its official website has notified that all SSA/RMSA teachers who have accepted regularisation will be given appointment letters as well as station of their choice on November 12 at the Punjab School Education Board auditorium in Mohali.

It has been stated in the notice that the SSA/RMSA teachers who have opted for regularisation were demanding station of their own choice, hence, fulfilling their demand, the department has decided that they would be transferred to the stations of their choice.

Meanwhile, this decision of the department had not gone well with teachers who had not accepted regularisation. They said the department was adopting wrong tactics and trying to lure teachers by offering them stations of their choice.

They added that irrespective of the fact that whether a particular station had a vacancy or not, the it would shift teachers. It would be injustice with the SSA/RMSA teachers who have not accepted regularisation as they would be then forced to go to stations that were left by the teachers who accepted it.

However, the department has also removed the condition of being teacher eligibility test (TET) passed. The TET earlier was mandatory, while in the recent notice the department has invited even those teachers who are without TET to apply for regularisation.

Hardeep Singh, member of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha, said: “The department, without considering the situation of those who have not accepted regularisation yet, is adamant on its baseless policies.”

“In every state, salaries of government teachers increases with each passing year, while in Punjab, in the name of regularisation the state government is doing injustice with us by offering a salary of Rs 15,000.”

He said offering station of one’s own choice and removing the TET condition were all tactics of the state government to lure protesting teachers towards regularistion and break the unity of the morcha.

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