Principal posts lie vacant in 459 Punjab govt schools
The Punjab government's claims of overall development are hollow as the state lags behind in the important field of education, and this fact could well be gauged from the fact that about 459 government senior secondary schools are without principals, which is affecting the education of lakhs of students.
According to Brij Mohan Singh, president Government School Headmasters Association, Punjab, about 459 senior secondary schools are without principals and education of about 2.5 lakh students studying in these schools is being affected badly. It is believed that these posts are to be filled from headmasters’ quota. And a headmaster should have seven years’ experience to become a principal.
Mr. Singh further said that the experience of seven years is also required for lecturer and vocational masters. According to Punjab
Education Code rule 188, the duties of headmaster and principal are the same and to keep the equal experience for all the cadres, according to Mr. Singh, was not genuine.
Moreover, despite relaxation in the rules given by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a writ petition 6444, the government is not acceding to the demand of Govt. School Headmasters Association in this connection. Mr. Singh appealed to the government to accept their genuine demands, keeping in view the future of the students.