Government of the Punjab Finance Department already issued a Notification No.FD.PC-40-6-2007 dated 25th April 2009 in connection with the benefit of premature increment/ re-fixation of pay to serving SSTs appointed against the 50 % in service quota. I will express the matter with detail regarding Premature Increment to SSTs and also the same to ESTs.
The said matter was examined in pursuance orders of the Honorable Lahore High Court, Lahore dated 09.04.2008 in subject writ petition.
2. As per method of recruitment originally prescribed in the Punjab Education Department ( School Education ) recruitment rules ,1987, the post of secondary school teacher was required to be filled in 100% by initial recruitment subsequently, amendment was made in the service rules on 27.07.1991 according to which the post of SST was to be filled in as under:
“By initial recruitment, provided that 50 % post shall be filled from amongst in service teachers possessing prescribed qualifications
For initial recruitment for the post of secondary school teacher”
3- The above service rules were further amended on 25-05-1983 according to which the post of SST was to be filled in as under:
(a) 50 % of the post shall be filled in by initial recruitment provided Further that:
(i) 75% from amongst the science graduates for appointment in the subjects of Mathematics, Science & Biology.
(ii) 25% from amongst graduates in Arts subjects.
(b) 50 % posts shall be filled amongst in service teachers possessing Prescribed qualifications for initial recruitment for the post of secondary school teacher provided that:
(i) 85 % of the posts shall be allocated for teachers in Arts subjects.
(ii) 15 % of the posts shall be allocated for teacher of Mathematics, Science & Biology, if none is available then from the in teacher in Arts subjects. 4- The rule ibid were further amended on 24.12.2008 according to which the post Secondary School Teacher is to be filled as under:-
(i) 50% of the post shall be filled in by initial recruitment provided further that:
(a) 75 % from amongst the science graduates (having the B.Sc qualification with three elective subjects out of (A) Mathematics (B) Physics, Chemistry, Botany, &Zoology.
(b) 25% from amongst graduates in Arts subjects.
(ii) 50 % posts shall b e filled in by promotion from amongst Elementary School Teacher (General, Technical, Agri, vernacular Arabic Oriental, Drawing, Physical Education, English) having prescribed qualification as mentioned in column No. 6 on the basis of length of service from the date of regular appointment in the respective District provided further that:-
(i) 75 % posts shall be allocated for teacher in Arts subject. 25 % of the posts shall be allocated Science Graduates (having the B.Sc qualification with three elective subjects out of (A) Mathematics (B) Physics, Chemistry, Botany, &Zoology.
5- It has been decided that the benefit of premature increment/ re-fixation of pay may be extended only those serving Secondary School Teachers appointed against the 50 % in service quota from the date of appointment as Secondary School Teachers whose cases are at par with Mr Zaka Ullah and they were appointed on or after 27.07.1991,the date when service rules were amended .
Important Question regarding Premature Increment to ESTs
If SSTs can get the benefit of premature increment/ re-fixation of pay then why not PSTs appointed as ESTs, having the same situation, can get this benefit? To answer these questions please comment below. You also can get the help from the Recruitment/Service Rules of the Punjab Government Education Department. (This post has been delivered by Mr. Muhammad Sadiq Sial).