The Punjab education minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Tuesday issued directions to take action against all those officials dragging their feet in providing jobs on compassionate ground to the eligible kin of employees who had died during the service.
Taking a serious note of the increasing number of complaints on this issue, the education minister directed the education secretary to fix a timeline and review all such cases on weekly basis and punish all those found guilty of delay.
The minister also handed over recruitment letters to 16 candidates on compassionate ground. The minister said that stations have also been allotted to all the newly recruited employees.
Taking part in the meeting, Balbir Singh Dhol, director public instruction, secondary education, said the department had received 62 application for the job on compassionate ground, out of which 10 were rejected and recruitment letters to 16 candidates had been handed over on Tuesday. He added the remaining cases would be dealt within 15 days and the recruitment letters to the eligible candidates would be issued.
Cheema also reviewed the working of various Model, Aadarsh and Meritorious schools in a meeting attended by principals of as many as 59 schools.
"Laxity in the management and service delivery in these schools could not be tolerated and departmental action would be taken against erring officers or school management,"said Cheema.
The minister also asked principals of the six meritorious schools to make prior arrangement for the hostel, as one more class will soon be added into the school curriculum of these schools.