The Punjab government has initiated the process for recruitment of 8,148 teachers in the state and will complete the recruitment by March.
Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka on Monday said the government was committed to providing education to every child and to meet the target it had already updated the data of vacant posts in schools.
The minister said 5,178 master cadre and 2,200 teachers for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan and Adarsh schools would be recruited by February. Besides, the process of appointing 645 teachers and 25 lecturers of physical education would be completed by March.
The state government had already appointed 3,442 master cadre teachers, the minister added.
He said that to ensure 100% attendance of teachers in schools, the education department had constituted checking teams that could randomly check the presence of teachers in schools besides checking the admission record of schools.
He said strict action would be taken against the teachers showing bad results. He said orders had been issued to all senior officials to make sure that no teacher took part in political activities.