The Directorate of Higher Education, Himachal Pradesh has started process to appoint PTA teachers on contract basis.
In a notification, issued today, Directorate has cleared 739 appointments under PGTs and 98 DPEs in its first list.
The Directorate of Elementary Education has also given contract to 559 PTA provided teachers.
The selected PGTs and DPEs, who have completed seven years of continuous services as on 31.12.2014, are directed to report for duties in the respective schools of their present posting where they are already posted within the prescribed time.
Contractual PGTs, DPE will be entitled for one day casual leave after putting one month service. However the contract employee will also be entitled for 16 weeks Maternity leave, 10 days Medical Leave and five days special leave. However, they won’t be entitled for Medical Reimbursement and LTC etc.
To give relief to the PTA teachers, special cabinet meeting was called on 1st January 2015 and given its nod to put them on contract basis.
The education department has also regularized the services of Post Graduate Teachers, who were hired under PARA Teacher Policy-2003 in Govt Sr. Sec Schools against sanction schools and completed ten years if continues services with immediate effect.