Since the last 65 years, border areas have faced constant problem of shortage of teachers and this could be solved only by creating a separate cadre of teachers, who would remain permanently posted in the border areas, Deputy Chief Minister
Sukhbir Singh Badal said today.
Badal was reviewing the working of the education department along with Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka and MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
Maluka informed the meeting that the Education Department has sought options from teachers who would like to get themselves included in the border cadre.
He said these teachers would permanently remain in the border cadre.
Giving directions to fill vacant posts in the rural schools, Badal said all newly recruited teachers would be compulsorily posted in rural areas for minimum three years.
Mooting a new school bus scheme for rural students, he asked Secretary Education and Transport Secretary to jointly work out a 'School Transport Scheme' model and run it on trial basis in district Mansa and Bathinda and depending on its success, it can be replicated throughout the state.