Punjab govt to hire intern teachers on 13,736 vacant seats

Punjab intern teachers

The Punjab government is going to hire intern teachers for only one academic year instead of recruiting permanent or contractual teachers on 13,736 vacant seats.

The government has issued details about the recruitment process. The total expenditure on this recruitment is estimated to cost Rs 130.4 million. The hiring will be done in 6 phases and 6 districts have been short-listed for the first phase.

Thereafter, each phase would involve the addition of six districts in the project. 15th July would be the last date of submission while lists of submitted applications will be displayed on 19th July.

The teaching session of the teaching interns will start after the summer vacation and will be completed by the annual examination in 2022.

Moreover, the hiring in schools will be conducted on the union councils (UCs) level. Only unemployed candidates of the UC and Panchayat council will be eligible to apply. There will be no transfer facility for the hired educators. 

Salaries breakdown of intern teachers in Punjab

The salaries of primary class teachers will be Rs 720 per day (Rs 18,000 per month) while teachers for middle classes will receive Rs 800 per day (Rs 20,000 per month). Educators for matric level will be given Rs 1,000 per day (Rs 30,000 per month). 

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Meanwhile, the age of male teacher interns will be 20 to 50 years, while the age of female teacher interns will be 20 to 55 years. Since the recruitment period is only 1 year, the government will also allow for age leniency. 

The interviews for recruitment for FA, FSC classes will be conducted from July 20 to 22, matric classes from July 24 to 25, middle classes from July 28 to 30, and intermediate classes from August 1 to 3. 

The required qualification for teachers of primary classes will be matriculation with a second division, and FA or FSC with a second division for middle classes while BA or BSc, with second division will be the requirement for higher classes. 

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