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Punjab Govt decides to give one & two-year service extension to State & National awardee teachers respectively: Harjot Bains
Chandigarh, April 1, 2023: On the instructions of Punjab School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains, the department has issued a letter to give one and two-year service extensions to state and national awardee teachers respectively.
Giving information in this regard, Punjab School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains said that after assuming the charge as Education Minister, this matter came to his notice and he had instructed the officials to prepare a report and submit it to him.
Bains said that the previous governments had stopped giving extensions in service after the year of 2018. He said that Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab government is committed to restoring the dignity of nation builders.
According to the instructions issued on October 9, 1989, he said that the state awardee teachers were given 01-year re-appointment after completing 58 years of age and the National awardee teachers were given an increase of 02 years in their service period after retirement as he/she physically and mentally fully fit.
These instructions were applicable till the issuance of new instructions on 10/7/2018.
Bains said that the decision to give an extension in service to the state and national awardee teachers is a way of honoring the best teachers and at the same time encouraging the rest of the teachers and getting the services of these good teachers.
He said that the decision to give an extension in the service period of State Award/National Award winner teachers has been reconsidered and a decision has been taken to implement it in the Education Department.
Now, all State Award/National Award-winning teachers will have 01 & 02-year extension respectively, if their service records find correct.
He said that the instructions issued on 25/4/2020 are stand canceled with immediate effect and the instructions issued on 26/8/2020 are amended to the extent that in paragraph-6 of these instructions, service to state awardees.
The condition imposed regarding non-extension of call is abolished. These instructions will be applicable from 31/03/2023.