He said that the future of the country was linked with science and technology and that the aim of rapid development of the country could be realised only be imparting modern education to the young generation. He said that selection of hardworking and competent teachers was of vital importance for the education and training of the youth.
He said that 40,000 educators were recruited earlier in the province purely on merit and that now 32,000 science teachers would be recruited under the same transparent policy. He said that all projects, including Aashiyana and Yellow Cab Scheme, were being implemented in a transparent manner. He directed that the degrees of the selected teachers be checked thoroughly before their appointment.
He said that a policy should be evolved for the recruitment of teachers in backward and far-flung areas where the candidates of required qualification were not available, so that there be no shortage of teachers in these schools.
These teachers will be recruited on merit and in a transparent manner in accordance with the policy of the
The cabinet also approved the Annual Plan and Strategy for 2011-12 presented by
the Provincial Energy Department for various projects, the annual report of the
Punjab Pension Fund, amendment bills of Punjab Civil Servants Act 1974 and
Disposal of Land by Development Authorities (Regulations) Act 1998.