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HIRING OF SCHOOL TEACHER INTERNS (STIs) PHASE-I ANNOUNCED BY SCHOOL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

 School Education Department, Government of the Punjab is going to launch School Teacher Interns Program (in six phases) on the pattern of Higher Education Department to cope with the emerging needs of the students and to overcome the shortage of teaching staff in the schools of the Province,

Punjab as the number of posts of teachers in all over the Punjab are lying vacant and could not be filled through direct recruitment and promotion due to various reasons. The broad goal of STI is that the intern will have the best possible introduction to the teaching field. These teaching interns will gain knowledge about the community in which he or she is seeking career. The STIs may be hired on following terms & Conditions:- 

Eligibility Criteria 

1.1. Age Limit 

Age shall be determined from Secondary School Certificate: 

  • Male from 20 years to 50 years 
  • Female 20 years 55 years 
1.2. Qualification 

(Minimum Qualification in Relevant Field / Subject)

  • For Primary Level Matriculation (2nd Division) 
  • For Elementary Level Intermediate (2nd Division) 
  • Secondary & Higher Secondary Level BA / BSc/BS (2nd Division) 
1.3. Territorial Eligibility 

  • Candidate's resident of same Neighborhood / Village Panchayat Council (defunct union Council) where school exist is / are only eligible to apply for School Teacher Interns.
  • School Council Recruitment Committee shall verify the residential status from the residential certificate issued by village Panchayat / Neighborhood Council. 

RANKING CRITERIA FOR STIs 

2.1. STI (Primary Level) 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION 

  • Secondary School Certificate / Matriculation 55 MARKS
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate / Intermediate 15 MARKS
  • Graduation (2 Year) 15 MARKS
  • Master Degree 10 MARKS 
  • IF BS (HONS) (4 Year Degree Program after Intermediate) 25 MARKS (15+10)
INTERVIEW 

  • Communication Skills 01 MARK
  • Pedagogical Skills 02 MARKS
  • Subject Knowledge 02 MARKS 

2.2. STI (Elementary Level) 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION 

  • Secondary School Certificate / Matriculation 15 MARKS
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate / Intermediate 55 MARKS
  • Graduation (2 Year) 15 MARKS
  • Master Degree 10 MARKS 
  • IF BS (HONS) (4 Year Degree Program after Intermediate) 25 MARKS (15+10)

INTERVIEW 

  • Communication Skills 01 MARK
  • Pedagogical Skills 02 MARKS
  • Subject Knowledge 02 MARKS 

2.3. STI (Secondary & Higher Secondary Level) 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION 

  • Secondary School Certificate / Matriculation 15 MARKS
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate / Intermediate 15 MARKS
  • Graduation (2 Year) 55 MARKS
  • Master Degree 10 MARKS 
  • IF BS (HONS) (4 Year Degree Program after Intermediate) 65 MARKS (55+10)

INTERVIEW 

  • Communication Skills 01 MARK
  • Pedagogical Skills 02 MARKS
  • Subject Knowledge 02 MARKS 


2.4. Marks Calculation Formula 

Marks obtained / total marks * marks allocated (up to 3 digits after decimal) 

SELECTION PROCEDURE / KEY STEPS AND TIME LINE:

  • ADVERTISEMENT The School Education Department will place an advertisement for the services of School Teaching Interns (STIs) in phase-wise on government websites, national newspapers and social media. on 01.07.2021.
  • SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS  Candidates will apply through the Online Teacher Recruitment System (OTRS) in the desired school /s before the closing date i.e. 15.07.2021. 
  • PRE-INTERVIEW MERIT LIST The OTRS will generate the school specific Pre-interview lists and merit lists for candidates will be available on the OTRS on 19.07.2021. 
  • School Council Recruitment Committee (SCRC) On 19.07.2021, The Head Teachers will convene a meeting of the School Council and receive nominations for the recruitment committee as per the prescribed composition. 
  1. Head Teacher (01)
  2. Co-Chairperson of School Council (01)
  3. Parent Member (01)
  4. General Member (01)
  5. Teacher Member (01) 
  • INTERVIEW 
  1.  In consultation with the School Council Recruitment Committee (SCRC), the Head Teacher will announce the dates & organize the interview within the stipulated timeline and will notify the candidates by telephone calls, SMS and paste the notice on the school gate. 
  2. On interview day the SCRC will check the credentials of candidates as shown in Pre-interview lists and follow the ranking / selection criteria. 
  3. Note: Marks of the interview will not be used as disqualification criteria. However, the candidate/s absent in interview shall stand disqualified. 
  • Interview Schedule 
  1. Higher Secondary from 20.07.2021 to 22.07.2021
  2. Secondary from 24.07.2021 to 26.07.2021
  3. Elementary from 28.07.2021 to 30.07.2021
  4. Primary from 01.08.2021 to 03.08.2021
  • FINAL MERIT LIST 
  1. The Headteacher shall upload the interview attendance and interview marks on OTRS
  2. The OTRS will automatically generate final merit which will be available to candidates on the OTRS. 
  3. The OTRS will automatically generate internship letter which will be available to successful candidates in their OTRS login.
  • Timeline for Merit Lists
  1. Higher Secondary from 23.07.2021
  2. Secondary from 27.07.2021
  3. Elementary from 31.07.2021
  4. Primary from 04.08.2021
  • INTERNSHIP LETTER 
  1. The School Council will offer the internship letter to successful candidate/s. 
  2. The Headteacher will update the acceptance status on OTRS within stipulated period. 
  3. Note: If the candidates got selected and accepted any slot / level, other slots will automatically blocked. 
  • Timeline for issued of Internship Letter
  1. Higher Secondary from 05.08.2021
  2. Secondary from 07.08.2021
  3. Elementary from 09.08.2021
  4. Primary from 11.08.2021
  • Next Merit List 
  • The OTRS will generate next merit list in case: 
  1. if at any stage, it is discovered that the placement on the basis of forged / bogus document or through deceit by any means, the placement shall be considered void ab-initio. 
  2. a new vacant saturation occurs or Internee resigns or is not willing to join, the next candidate in the merit list shall be given an opportunity to serve as Internee for the remaining period of contract with the criteria. 
  • The OTRS will automatically generate internship letter, which will be available to next successful candidate/s in their OTRS login.
  • The Headteacher will update the acceptance status on OTRS within stipulated period. 
  • Timeline for next merit list:- within 15 days of identification of vacancy.

TERMS & CONDITIONS 

4.1. ATTENDENCE AND PERFORMANCE 
  1. The Headteacher will maintain the separate attendance register for STls and also update the attendance at SIS on daily basis.
  2. The Performance of STIs will be monitored through COT & ITSP. 

4.2. PAYMENT OF STIPEND 

The disbursement of stipend shall take place strictly through bank accounts of selected candidates, Monthly Stipend will be paid according to attendance rate. 
  • Higher Secondary Rs.1200/- per day and Rs.30000/- per month
  • Secondary Rs.1000/- per day and Rs.25000/- per month 
  • Elementary Rs.800/- per day and Rs.20000/- per month
  • Primary Rs.720/- per day and Rs.18000/- per month
Monthly Stipend= (Monthly Stipend of STI for a particular level + Total No. of days in that month)* Number of days the STI has performed his / her duties 

4.3. TENURE OF INTERNSHIP 
One academic session or till the arrival of regular incumbent/contract appointee, whichever is earlier. In case a new vacant saturation occurs or Internee resigns or is not willing to join, the next candidate in the merit list shall be given an opportunity to serve as Internee for the remaining period of contract with the aforementioned criteria. 

4.4. TERM OF INTERNSHIP 
Placement shall be purely temporary and stop gap arrangement, which can be terminated by the Selection Committee at any time due to unsatisfactory performance. 

4.5. JOINING PERIOD 
The STI will have to assure acceptance of internship letter to school within 7 days after the issuance of internship letter otherwise stand withdrawn/ cancelled. 

4.6. LEAVE 
Two casual leaves per month (without stipend) are entitled to STI.

4.7. NO RIGHT OF REGULAR PLACEMENT 
Placement shall not confer right of regular placement nor shall such placement be regularized under any circumstances. The interns shall be entitled only one chance and the contract should not be extended at any cost. 

4.8. TA / DA 
No TA/DA is admissible to STI. 

4.9. TRANSFER 
The placement shall be non transferable and school specific only

4.10. EXPERIENCE CERTIFICATE 
An experience certificate will be awarded to the candidate after successful completion of his / her internship period. 

PLACEMENT THROUGH FAKE/BOGUS DOCUMENTS: 

If at any stage, it is discovered that the placement on the basis of forged/bogus document or through deceit by any means, the placement shall be considered void ab-initio. And the candidate shall be liable to refund all amounts received from the Government as a consequence of his/her placement in addition to such other action as may be taken against him/her under the law. 

APPELLATE AUTHORITY: 

The appellate authority may review the school council's decision as set out in the school council's policy and the appellate authority's decision will be final. 
  • Higher Secondary School DEO (SE)
  • Secondary School DEO(SE)
  • Elementary School Dy. DEO (EE) concerned 
  • Primary School AEO concerned 

HEADTEACHER RESPONSIBILITY: 

Following actions are reiterated for the sake of transparency of hiring process and the Headteacher of the School concerned are requested to comply in letter and spirit: 
  • Enrollment of Students in 2nd shift classes will not be considered for need assessment of STls. The Headteacher found guilty of concealing the fact in this regard, shall be proceeded under PEEDA Act, 2006. 
  • Moreover, the STIs will be hired solely for academic purposes and Headteachers of the concerned School/s are directed not to utilize their services in running the administrative affairs of the school. 
  • The Headteacher will mark the STIs daily attendance status on SIS. 
  • The aforementioned directions shall be followed in letter and spirit and any discrimination may invite disciplinary action under PEEDA Act, 2006 against the delinquent. 

PRELIMINARY ARRANGEMENTS 

The School Education Department will make following initial arrangements to facilitate the recruitment process of STIs. 
  • Preparation of Advertisement by  SED  till 17th February.2021
  • Up-dation of OTRS application form for candidates by SED, PMIU & PITB till 26th February 2021
  • Up-dation of Draft Letter of Internship by SED, PMIU & PITB till 3rd March 2021 
  • Up-dation and Integration of OTRS with SIS  by PITB & PMIU till 10th March 2021 
  • Orientation to DEAs by SED till 16th March 2021
  • Incorporation of data of final Selectee in SIS attendance module by PITB & PMIU till 13th August 2021
  • Incorporation of data of final Selectee in COT and ITSP by  PITB & QAED till 13th August 2021











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