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Upgradation of over 70,000 teachers approved

Upgradation of over 70,000 teachers approved

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet on Tuesday approved upgradation of the posts of Secondary School Teachers (SST) and Primary School Teachers (PST) from BPS-16 to BPS-17 and from BPS-12 to BPS-14, respectively, with effect from the next financial year.

The upgradation of these posts, which was a longstanding demand of the teachers community, will benefit 21,800 SSTs and 51,000 PSTs the province over.

Likewise, the posts of CT, DM, AT and PET have also been upgraded from BPS-15 to BPS-16. Similarly, a four-tier formula was also approved for the teachers to pave the way for promotion of 13,888 teachers working in various scales ranging from BPS-17 to BPS-20.

The chief minister, Mehmood Khan, while addressing the cabinet meeting said upgradation will enable the teachers to work with further commitment and devotion contributing towards promoting quality education in the province.  

The cabinet also approved one time cash grant of Rs50 million and Rs20 million for Peshawar Press Club and Swat Press Club, respectively. Similarly, a grant of Rs5 million was approved for the Nowshera Press Club. The cabinet also approved the establishment of District Committees on the Status of Women (DCSW). The committees, which will be headed by a female chairperson and comprise two elected female councilors as members besides others, will work for the well-being of the women as well as addressing their problems. 

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