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Punjab govt springs into action to meet teachers’ demands

A large number of schoolteachers from different parts of Punjab have been staging protests while demanding the regularisation of services.

The Punjab government has promised to resolve the regularization issue of Secondary School Educators (SSEs) and Assistant Education Officers (AEOs).

Former Federal Minister Moonis Elahi, who is also the son of Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi, revealed on Twitter that the teachers’ issue is on the cabinet agenda set for today. While calling the teachers an “asset”, Moonis Elahi said the issue will be resolved today.

“Teachers issue is on today’s cabinet agenda. InshAllah will be resolved and teachers will get relief. They are our asset and must be protected at all cost,” Moonis Elahi tweeted.

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas also confirmed the development. He said a summary on the matter was sent two months ago as promised.

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“Have the Teachers Regularisation issue placed in Cabinet today. The summary was sent by my office over two months back as promised. InshAllah should be resolved today,” Murad Raas.

Teachers’ protest in Punjab

A large number of schoolteachers from different parts of Punjab have been staging protests while demanding the regularisation of services of Secondary School Educators and Assistant Education Officers.

Carrying placards they chanted slogans and vowed to continue their protest until the fulfillment of their demand. The teachers said that thousands of SSEs and AEOs of different batches of 2014, 2015, and 2016 had been waiting for the regularisation of their services for several years.

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The fate of thousands of teachers in Punjab is in limbo for the last eight years as they are waiting for their contracts to be regularised but the provincial government has linked their regularization with the clearance of the PPSC exam. Despite serving eight long years as educators they are still working on a contract basis.

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The teachers’ representative bodies throughout the Punjab province have been protesting time and again since the provincial government announced the condition of clearing the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) exam and demanding the government to regularize them as they already fulfill the criteria.