Hailing the decision of the State Government to take over the services of 6300 PTA’s on contract basis after completion of eight years of service, Shri Kewal Singh Pathania, Vice Chairman, HP Forest Corporation said here today that the Government was serious to cater to the interest of the teaching fraternity. He said that with the approval of Cabinet to regularise of 2100 Para teachers after completion of 10 years of service working in Elementary and Higher Education Department, the Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh has fulfilled the commitment made to PTA and Para teachers.
Shri Pathania said that as promised in Election Manifesto, the State Government’s decision to enhance the honorarium of Primary Assistant Teachers working in Elementary Education Department was a welcome step and show that the Government, under the able leadership of Shri Virbhadra Singh was treading ahead to provide quality education to the youth of the State besides facilitating and securing the interests of teaching class.
Shri Pathania also lauded the decision of releasing grant-in-aid to PTA provided lecturers. He said that there was rising resentment amongst the PTA teachers during the previous Government regime regarding concrete PTA Policy for securing their livelihood. He said that the maximum number of regular posts were vacant mostly in schools of rural areas of the State and the decision of the present Government during its last tenure to appoint PTA was a step to fill up all the posts of teachers in far flung areas to ensure that study of students do not suffer for want of teachers.