Cabinet relaxes school services rules

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2014 21:39 IST

The cabinet on Monday approved the proposal of the school education department to make certain amendments in service rules. It gave nod to amendments in Haryana State Education School Cadre (Group B) Service Rules, 2012, Mewat District School Education (Group B) Service Rules, 2012, Haryana School Education (Group C) State Cadre Service Rules, 2012, Mewat District School Education (Group C) Service Rules, 2012 and Haryana Primary Education (Group C) District Cadre Service Rules, 2012.

As a result of the amendments, the candidates having four years of teaching experience and who had passed Haryana teachers eligibility test (HTET)/state teachers eligibility test (STET) without the qualification of BEd, would be required to qualify the BEd and HTET, as the case may be, by April 1, 2015. Also, the candidates appointed to the post of PGTs would be given extension to qualify the same by April 1, 2018.

For the post of principal, the ratio of promotion to the said post from among headmasters, high school and post graduate teachers (PGTs) had been described as 33:67. At present, there were about 15,000 PGTs working against a sanctioned strength of 33,000, whereas against a sanctioned strength of 1,500, the department was having about 1,300 headmasters in high schools. Therefore, the cabinet approved the proposal to amend the said ratio as 20:80, especially keeping in view the fact that the working strength of the PGTs would increase, whereas the strength of headmasters high school could at the most remain constant and static.

The qualifications of post graduate teachers in biology was also corrected in view of the clarifications given by the Punjab and Haryana high court in 'Babli vs State of Haryana' case dated December 4, 2012.

For the post of post graduate teachers in physical education, the qualifications were mentioned as MA in physical education and BEd, whereas a committee constituted into the matter had concluded that at present broadly the said qualifications are MPEd. Further, persons with this qualification were having qualifications of BPEd or DPEd, instead of BEd. Therefore, the same was amended.

Likewise, the cabinet approved amendment in the Haryana State Board of Technical Education Act 19 of 2008 by omitting sub-section 3 of section (1) of the principal Act and addition of section 49 in the same Act.

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