Chairing a meeting of the provincial cabinet on Tuesday, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan approved elevation of Secondary School Teachers (SSTs) and Primary School Teachers (PSTs) from BPS-16 to BPS-17 and from BPS-12 to BPS-14 respectively.
KP Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Shahram Khan Tarakai and Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Information Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif told media persons that upgradation was a longstanding demand of teachers. As many as 21,800 SSTs and 51,000 PSTs would be upgraded, they said. They said that a four-tier formula was also approved to pave way for promotion of 13,888 teachers working in various scales ranging from BPS-17 to BPS-20. They added that the education sector was one of the most focused areas, under the provincial government.
It was said that the KP cabinet also approved grant of Rs 50 million for Peshawar Press Club, Rs 20 million for Swat Press Club, and grant of Rs 5 million for Nowshera Press Club. Barrister Saif said that the cabinet also approved grant of Rs 5 million as Annual Sustenance Fund for Umeed Special Education School. The meeting also approved transfer of three kanal land for establishment of Rescue 1122 station at Mouza Kakki-1, Tehsil Kakki, District Bannu, age relaxation to 77 Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASIs ) in Police Department, provision of Rs 180 million as supplementary budget to make 20 vehicles bullet proof, Diseases Control Act 2022 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Animals Welfare Act 2022.
The meeting, besides the cabinet members, was also attended by KP Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Senior Member Board of Revenue and Administrative Secretaries of various government departments. Separately, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Tuesday informed the provincial cabinet that a summary to dissolve provincial assembly would immediately be moved to the Governor and also expressed gratitude to cabinet members, MPAs and bureaucracy for their support to his government.
Presiding over the 86th cabinet meeting here at the CM house, Mahmood Khan said that the four-year in power spent very good and he was grateful to people of KP for endorsing trust in him, adding that dissolution of assembly would not be delayed any further and the summary would be moved to the Governor immediately in vital nation interest. He hoped that PTI would come to power again with two-thirds majority after winning the next general elections.
Meanwhile the cabinet approved upgradation of over 100,000 teachers including 51,736 primary school teachers from grade 12 to 14, 18,000 PTC teachers from grade 14 to 15, 12,000 PTC teachers to grade 16 and one step promotion to CT teachers appointed in grade 16.