PESHAWAR: The provincial cabinet on Tuesday approved the ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Teachers (Appointment and Regularization of Services) Bill 2021’ to regularize services of teachers appointed on ad hoc basis in the province since 2017.
This will benefit around 58,000 teachers who have been appointed on merit against sanctioned posts in various categories (BS-12 to BS-16) and are performing duties in various schools of the province.
Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Information and Public Relations Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif while briefing media persons about the decisions of the cabinet taken at a meeting with Chief Minsiter Mehmood Khan in the chair said the cabinet also approved the addition of 38 new public services of six departments which had been identified, refined and finalized by the Right to Services Commission (RTS).
The new public services included the issuance of fitness certificate to vehicles, pollution control certificates, issuance of route permit to commercial vehicles, repair and maintenance of water supply lines of DWSS of TMAs, sanitation in designated area of TMAs, streetlights, NOC for the establishment of fruit markets and scholarships etc. These public services will be delivered by the departments concerned.
The chief minister, he said, announced Rs1 million for the heirs of the deceased girl student who was killed in a wall collapse in Dir and Rs100,000 each for those sustaining injuries in the incident. The school was also named after the deceased student.
The cabinet, he said, also approved the transfer of state land measuring 7 Kanals &
Barrister Saif said the cabinet also approved a one-time grant of Rs16.63 million for the rehabilitation, functionalization and clearance of PESCO liabilities of 13 tubewells established by PWD in Peshawar during the year 2017-18.