Government of the Punjab, School Education Department issued clarification regarding grant of higher education allowance.
Query No.1:- In number of cases the teachers (SST) have obtained M.Phil degrees without prior permission / NOC. In such cases whether M.Phil Allowance may be granted or not.
Advice:- Teachers who are already in service cannot take admission in universities / colleges to acquire higher qualification without proper Departmental Permission / NOC. However, if any NOC was requested well in time prior to admission in University / College to acquire Higher Qualification and it was delayed or not issued and the teacher took admission without waiting for NOC then those teachers may also be allowed M.Phil Allowance. However, this exercise will not be repeated in future and all CEOs (DEAs) may be issued clear cut instructions in this regard.
Query No.2:- In some cases, some employees got admission in M.Phil class prior to appointment in education department but after joining the education department they did not get departmental permission / NOC then M.Phil allowance may be granted or not.
Advice:- As the employees got admission in M.Phil class prior to their induction in Education Department, therefore, they are entitled for M.Phil Allowance.
Query No.3:- If departmental permission is granted for specific subject but the teacher obtained degree of M.Phil in some other subject. M.Phil allowance may be granted to such teachers or otherwise.
Advice:- M.Phil allowance will not be granted if permission was granted for specific subject but the teacher obtained degree of M.Phil in some other subject.