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More than 5000 teachers’ services regularised by Punjab cabinet


The Punjab cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday i.e. March 6, 2019 approved the regularisation of the services of 5,178 government teachers with full pay scales from October 1, 2019.

The cabinet also regularised 650 nurses of the Health Department as per probation rules. These contractual nurses had been agitating for some time for regularisation at basic pay, reports IANS.

Who all will be regularised at full scale after completion of probation period?

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

Increase in salary

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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