Education Minister stays firm on 'no work, no pay'

Category : Punjab News
Updated On : October 11, 2018 10:57 AM
By Indian Times Daily

A day after five protesting teachers were suspended, Education Minister OP Soni said he was firm on his “No work, no pay” stand. He also warned the teachers of legal action if students suffered due to their protest. Soni said, “These are just 400 teachers of total 1.25 lakh in the state who are making an issue. Ninety-four per cent of 9,000 teachers recruited under the Central Government’s schemes like SSA had accepted regular jobs in the Education Department on the salary decided as per the state government’s policy.” “The decision of regularising these teachers, who earlier were under societies being run with funds provided by the Union government, was taken after conducting three decisive meetings with their union leaders. Now, they are misguiding other teachers due to their individual interests,” he added. They would get pending salary without any cut as they were getting in the past. After three years, they would get full pay, said Soni. He added, “As per the state government’s policy, a regular teacher gets Rs 10,300 for first three years of his/her service. They should thank Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh who decided to give them Rs 15,300 per month. Even a fresh PCS officer gets almost the same salary.”

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