Punjab

Punjab computer teachers to intensify agitation

February 13, 2018 11:18 AM

Punjab News Express/Verinder Sareen
NAWANSHAHAR: Upset over the alleged betrayal over the promise of regularisation of their services with full pension benefits, the computer teachers of Punjab have decided to intensify their stir.

Harjinder Singh and Surinder Sehjal, senior district leaders in a statement here on Monday said the computer teachers were recruited in 2005 under the Punjab ICT Society of education department and their services were regularised in 2011. However, now as per a letter of Personnel Department dated December 27, 2017, as the computer teachers were not employees of the state government but that of PICTES, civil services rules (CSR) could not be implemented on them and consequently, they could not be given benefits available under the CSR including benefits of ACP, medical reimbursement, CPF, interim relief etc as were available to other regular government employees.  The union leaders said the union would be shortly launching a “vayada khilafi muhim” against the Punjab government. There are around 7,000 teachers of computer in Punjab.

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