PESHAWAR (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minster, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti Wednesday announced an upgradation package for the primary school teachers, which will bear Rs 1.5billion as additional charges on the government’s kitty.
The package was announced during a ceremony held here at CM House.
The key salient features of the package are as under; This will create 22,000 new vacancies at Primary Schools and will reduce unemployment in Khyber Pakthunkhwa.
The total strength of teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are 112,603 including 64 percent PTC teachers and 13% CT.
As per the plan, the basic pay scale (BPS) of primary school teacher would be upgraded to BPS-12.
Hence, in future all the recruitment at primary level would be made in BPS-12.
The upgradation would be on one time basis while promotion would be made strictly on merit keeping in view eligibility and performance on basis of seniority-cum-fitness.
This means the teachers will now focus on performance that could be judged from the results of 9th and 10th class of educational boards.
One third of BPS-12 i.e. about 23,000 teachers will upgrade to BPS-15 as a primary school head teachers. The head of the primary school would be called as Head Teacher in BPS-15.
Similarly, the others 20,000 primary school teachers will perform duties as senior primary school teachers in BPS-14 while remaining 30,000 currently working in BPS-5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 would be upgraded to BPS-12. Thus, all 72,000 school teachers will benefit from this scheme.
The CT teachers working in middle and high schools are backbone of our education system and their strength is 15,000 out of whom 84percent are already in personal BPS-15 while one-third i.e. 5,000 will move to BPS-16 while 24,000 working in BPS-9, 10, 12 and 14 will be upgraded to BPS-15.
Forty percent quota exist for promotion of CTs teachers in BPS-16 as Senior Science Teachers (SST) and all future recruitment would be made in BPS-15.
Likewise, the strength of TT, DM, PET and AT is 17,000 and are currently working in BPS-9, 10, 12, 14 and 15 will now get BPS-15 and candidates would be directly recruited in BPS-15 in future. Similarly, Qari and Qaria with 1,894 strength will also get BPS-15.The government will bear Rs.1.5billion as additional expenses on completion of upgradation process.
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti on Wednesday approved the upgrading and promotion policy for teachers that would take effect from July 1.
He made the announcement at the Teachers’ Convention held here at the Chief Minister’s House.
A handout said more than 112,000 teachers across the province would benefit from the policy with total financial implication of Rs1115.019 million.
Under the policy, primary school teachers would be upgraded to BPS-12, Certified Teacher (CT), Arabic Teacher, Theology Teacher (TT), Drawing Master and Physical Education Teacher to BPS-15 and Qari to BPS-12. The basic scale for subject specialist would be BPS-17 with chances of promotion to BPS-20.
The chief minister said the government had honoured the promise made to the teachers as it was committed to promoting education in the province.
The chief minister said the government had decided to spend four percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on education in order to increase the number of academic institutions.
He said that Stori Da Pakhtunkhwa programme had been introduced to give scholarships amounting to Rs10,000 and Rs15,000 to talented students. He added that financial relief was also being offered to the poor students enrolled at private schools in those areas where there was no government school.
Haider Hoti said that initially 100 schools had been selected and the number would be raised to 400 by next year. He added that conditional grants would be offered to schools in Dera Ismail Khan and Buner districts on the basis of performance. He said basic needs and facilities would be provided to schools through Parent-Teacher Councils.
The chief minister said seven new universities were established in the province over the last four years and termed it a remarkable achievement of the ANP-led provincial government.
According to the policy, primary school teachers would be upgraded from existing posts to BPS-12 while one PST post in each primary school is to be upgraded to BPS-15 after being re-designated as Primary School Head Teacher (PSHT). This post would be filled through promotion from PST on merit with due regard to seniority subject to the condition of the minimum qualifications required for the post of PST as per service rules.
The middle and high school teacher ICTs from existing post will be upgraded to BPS-15. Besides, one third of the total posts would be upgraded to BPS-16.
All the existing Arabic teachers from the existing posts have been upgraded to BPS-15, plus one third of the total posts to be upgraded to BPS-16.
All the existing TTS posts are to be upgraded to BPS-15, along with one third of the total to BPS-16.
The existing posts of Drawing Masters from the existing posts have been upgraded to BPS-15. Besides, one third of the total posts are to be upgraded to BPS-16.
The existing PET posts have been upgraded to BPS-15, including one-third of the total posts to BPS-16.
All existing posts of Qari and Qaria have been upgraded to BPS-12, along with one third of the total posts to be upgraded to BPS-15. Appointment of teachers of entire cadres along with primary teachers will be carried out under the upgraded scales.
Education Minister Sardar Hussain Babak, president of the Malgari Ustazan, a teachers’ body affiliated with the ruling Awami National Party (ANP), and chairman of the consultative council Islamuddin also addressed the gathering.