Mon. Feb 24th, 2020

Teachers not to be assigned postal work; directs Education Minister

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Chandigarh, February 13:Reiterating commitment to upgrade education system in the state of Punjab at par with global standards, Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla today directed that the teachers should not be assigned postal work, rather the clerks or non-teaching staff to be given this work.

In a press communiqué issued here, Mr. Singla said that it has come to the notice that despite the presence of clerks in many schools, postal work is being given to computer or other teachers. “Earlier, the school heads were instructed that all postal related work must be taken from clerks in the schools. If school does not have a clerk, the work can be entrusated upon non-teaching staff, but teachers should not be given postal work at all”, he said, adding that teachers should only focus on the education of children and motivate themselves to achieve the mission cent percent results.

Likewise, instructing to ensure that mid-day meal data should be uploaded on mobile app on the same day, the Education Minister said that it should be ensure that mid-day meal data to be uploaded in stipulated time frame. Staff of some schools is adamant to send SMS and upload mid-day data on mobile app the next day, which makes it difficult to assess the numbers of students taking meal and it leads to delay in the process of uploading the data on Ministry of Human Resources development’s portal.

Singla informed that Education Department has made some important changes to feed mid-day-meal data. From now onwards, the data could only be uploaded on app on same day. He said the school heads or mid-day in-charge would be responsible in case of any failure.

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