A delegation of Parents Teachers Association (PTA) provided Teachers Association called on Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and thanked him to take over their services on contract basis after completion of continuous eight years of service.

The Chief Minister directed the PTA teachers to ensure quality education to the students and said that the State Government was committed to protect the interests of the teachers besides other employees.

Earlier on Wednesday Cabinet meeting, state Govt has decided to take over the services of more than 6300 PTA provided teachers on contract basis under Grant-in-Aid (GIA) after completion of continuous eight years of service as per PTA Rules 2006 in relaxation of R&P rules.

Cabinet gave its approval to regularize services of about 2100 Para Teachers working in Elementary and Higher Education departments on completion of continuous 10 years of service.

Cabinet also decided to provide enhanced honorarium of Rs. 8900 per month to more than 3500 Primary Assistant Teachers (PAT) working in Elementary Education department. It was also decided to release Grant-in-Aid (GIA) to those PTA provided lecturers, who have completed their B.Ed degree after 31st December, 2010. GIA would be provided to other PTA provided lecturers from the date of completion of their B.Ed while other lecturers of the same category will be provided the same on the completion of their B.Ed degrees.

However, some of PTA provided teachers had shown displeasure over the decision of state government of giving contract after completion of continuous eight years of service.