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By PESHAWAR, February 07, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Speaker, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Kiramatullah Khan Monday directed the Provincial Service Commission (PSC) for filling the vacant posts of teachers in the province. The chair issued these directives while presiding over the proceedings of the house during the question house. Abdul Akbar Khan and Anwar Khan of PPP and Qalandar Khan Lodhi of PML-Q have asked supplementary questions in relating of a question of the Noor Sahar of PPP regarding shortage of science teachers in Government Girls Higher Secondary Schools Pir Baba and Dewana Baba Kalpani district Buner. Answering the queries, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Sardar Hussein Babak on Monday told house that the Provincial Service Commission (PSC) had assured the completion of the recruitment of 2800 SETs teachers by June 2011 in the province. In their questions, the legislators have also asked the minister for unveiling the procedure of the recruitment of SETs. Replying the questions, the provincial minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Sardar Hussein Babak said that the department had directed the province service commission for the recruitment of 2800 posts. Interviews for the filling the vacant posts of SETs (humanities) have already been conducted and they would be appointed by the end of the current month, while recruitment process of SETs (Science) teachers would be completed by June 2011. The provincial minister said that in past, the education department never remained priority of the governments. He said that 95 percent vacant posts of the subject specialists (SS) have been filled and the notifications of the appointment of 138 head masters and head mistress have been issued last month. The provincial government is paying full attention to the education department and taking measures for the resolution of the long standing problems in this regard, Sardar Hussein Babak maintained. The minister said that the newly announced service structure for the teachers will also help to resolved the deficiency of the SETs teachers as a large number of Certificate of Teaching (C.T) Teachers will also be promoted as SETs teachers. The disposing of the question, the Speaker, Kiramatullah Khan directed the Provincial Service Commission for filling the vacant posts of the teachers in the province. The question of the Abdul Akbar Khan regarding recruitments in Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE), Mardan during 2010 was admitted for detailed discussion. In the written reply to the question, the department said that the seven persons have been recruited temporarily according to the Board Calendar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1995, which allow the chairman to create temporary post in case of urgency for a period of six months. The education minister said that as the chairman board is allowed to make such appointments and then also can give them extension. However, he said that for recruitment of employees on permanent basis, they are required to follow the rules and regulations including publishing advertisements in newspapers for inviting applications. The movers later plead the speaker to admit his application for holding detailed debate on the matter under Rule No.48 of the assembly proceedings. In response to supplementary questions regarding delay in the recruitment of Theology Teachers (T.T), the minister said that the department is working on the review of the educational qualifications of the subject. He said that increase in the criteria of the education qualification of T.T teachers is under consideration. He said that in past people recruited on those posts were even not capable of writing their names and outrightly rejected the impression that the posts were being abolished in the schools. He said that the delay is due to large number of applicants.

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