Making a statement in the House today, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said the government has decided to continue the services of PTA teachers in educational institutions as per directions of the HP Education PTA Rules 2006 and High Court orders.
Three complaint committees would be formed at the college level, senior secondary school level and middle school level, which would personally hear the grievances of each affected person, Dhumal said.
This has cleared the uncertainty over the future of nearly 6,000 PTA teachers, whose fate would now be decided by the complaint committees. “The state government had received various complaints about irregularities in PTA appointments and the committees would be formed as a part of the process for addressing all such complaints,” Dhumal said.
The evidence produced by the candidates during hearing of their grievances before the complaint committees would be examined according to the directions of the education department and High Court.
On the basis of this, the committees would make appropriate recommendation to the Parent Teacher Association concerned.
The complainants or the affected persons would present their complaints to the committee concerned by filing an affidavit. “The government would make an authority where the affected candidates can appeal against the recommendations of the three complaint committees,” Dhumal said.
Each complaint committee would have three members. At the college level the members would be deputy commissioner or additional deputy commissioner or additional district magistrate, principal and subject expert. At the senior secondary school level, ADC or ADM or Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), principal and subject expert, while the members of the committee at the middle school level would be SDM, seniormost teacher or head master and subject expert.
Earlier, the report submitted by the Sanan inquiry committee on the PTA recruitments was discussed in the House on April 4. The committee had pointed out various irregularities in appointments.