Government of the Punjab, Finance Department issued a clarification regarding admissibility of qualification allowance to teachers.
- The grant of qualification allowance may be discontinued or not is future.
- Teachers who were granted qualification allowance prior to 01.01.2018 will be continued or may be discontinuation from 01.01.2018.
- Certain benefits have been allowed to PSTs/ESTs and SSTs vide Notification No.SO (SE-III)5-11/2016 dated 25.09.2017 (copy enclosed).
- School Education Department has notified recruitment policy 2017 vide Notification No.SO(SE-REC)2-85/2017 dated 17.11.2017 whereby prescribed qualification has been enhanced for all the three tiers, Primary, Middle and High School Teachers (copy enclosed).
- The said categories appointed / promoted on or after 17.11.2017 are not entities to qualification allowance. The Notification No.SO (S.III)2-16./2007 dated 24.09.2007 (copy enclosed) regarding qualification allowance is required to be amended in light of the enhanced qualification.