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Punjab Cabinet regularises services of over 5,000 teachers

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Captain Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s cabinet has approved the regularisation 5,178 government teachers on Wednesday.

The order passed by the State Cabinet will effective for the teachers with full pay scales from October 1, 2019.

Moreover, not only teachers, the cabinet has also regularised 650 nurses of the Health Department as per probation rules. From some time, these contractual nurses have been agitating for regularisation at basic pay.

According to a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office, the cabinet also decided that the services of those teachers recruited during 2014, 2015 and 2016 would be regularised at full scale on completion of their two-year probation.

Further, the teachers would be assigned seniority from the date of completion of their probation period.

Benefits after regularisation:

  • These teachers are currently paid Rs 7,500 per month
  • Their salary would now be fixed at a minimum of grade pay of Rs 15,300 per month till the time they are given full scale
  • The Punjab cabinet has reduced the probation period from three years to two years

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