Punjab to fill 645 posts of teachers in government colleges

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. ANI

The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday, gave nod to fill up 645 posts of assistant professors in government colleges.
A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of the Council of Ministers held under the leadership of the Chief Minister here at his office in the Punjab Civil Secretariat- I.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said, “In order to overcome the acute shortage of teaching staff in 16 government colleges, Cabinet gave nod to fill up 645 posts of Assistant Professors through Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) in accordance with the University Grants Commission (UGC) Regulations 2018 as being notified in the notification of UGC Pay Scales for Colleges and University teachers by the State Government.” This will help to accomplish the task of making the newly opened colleges fully functional as well as to meet the requirement of teaching faculty in all the existing colleges so that new courses can be started in these colleges. This will further facilitate to streamline and improve the management and quality of education in these colleges. Likewise, the Cabinet also accorded approval to enhance the upper age limit for direct recruitment of Principals from 45 years to 53 years to enable the Associate Professors or Professors working in colleges up to the age of 53 years to apply for these posts, which will be filled through the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC).