In yet another big relief for contract employees, the Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday announced a one time relaxation in age limit for education providers/education volunteers/EGS/AIE and STR volunteers. The move is aimed at enabling them to compete for regular jobs through direct recruitment for ETT Teachers posts.
Stating this here today, Punjab School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains said that the Education Providers/Education Volunteers/EGS/AIE and STR Volunteers, have been rendering their services diligently in government schools under various schemes from several years. They were demanding relaxation in age limit for direct recruitment to secure their future as many of them have already crossed the age limit for direct recruitment.
The Cabinet Minister said that he had taken up the matter with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and after a sympathetic consideration, the CM had ordered a the one time relaxation in recruitment to posts of Education Providers/Education Volunteers/EGS/AIE /STR volunteers under the Rule 19 of the Punjab Civil Services (General and Common Service Conditions) Rules, 1994 and power to grant relaxation under Rule 5 of these Rules.
The move will enable about 12000 , education providers / education volunteers / EGS / AIE and STR volunteers to apply for 5994 ETT posts on the basis of their experience.The Cabinet Minister clarified that this exemption is only for one time and will be applicable for the upcoming recruitment of 5994 ETT posts in the administrative department.