School Education Minister shoots off letter to Chief Secretary to not assign teachers with non-educational work
Chandigarh: In view of the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s promise to not depute govt teachers for non-educational works, Punjab School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains on Saturday shot off a letter to the Punjab Chief Secretary and asked him to prevent the old practice to save the future of students.
In his letter, Mr. Bains said that the government schools of the state are committed to imparting quality education to students. Therefore, it is important that teachers always remain available in schools and that no extra work is taken from them other than teaching.
He asked the Chief Secretary to form a committee comprising Chief Electoral Officer Punjab, Principal Secretary School Education and Principal Secretary Governance Reforms (GR) to review whether teachers should be deputed for additional work except teaching. He also asked him to formulate a policy after discussion with different stakeholders and submit the report within three months.
Mr. Bains said that it would be a historic decision if we decided to depute teachers for non-educational work, which would greatly benefit the entire school education system of the state.