After a long time, The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Elementary and Secondary Education Department are providing upgradation to SST teachers. Considering the demand of SST Welfare Association Section Officer (Budget) of the said department has wrote a comprehensive letter is this regard to the Secretary Finance.
In addition, he also proposed the upgradation of the subject cadre upon the condition that SST must possess the Masters and B.Ed Degree.
The official content is provided here under in detail.
No. SO (B&A)/1-18/2021/SST upgradation on 19/02/2021
Subject: UPGRADATION OF THE POST OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER (SST) FROM BPS-16 TO BPS-17 (REGULAR)
Body of the Letter:
I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to enclose herewith letter no. 931184/ dated 26-01-2021 and to state that Director Elementary & Secondary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Peshawar has forwarded the demand of SST Welfare Association for grant of up-gradation of SST from BPS-16 to BPS-17 regular (copy enclosed).
It is pertinent to mention here that the demand of the SST Teachers was also recommended by the standing committee no.26 for E&SED of Provincial Assembly in its meeting held on 05-01-2015 and the resolution was adopted unanimously by the Provincial Assembly to allow upgradation of the SST teachers on the analogy of sister provinces (copy enclosed).
The august Peshawar High Court, Abbottabad Bench vide its judgment dated 22-11-2017 also directed to place the subject case before the Provincial Government/ Cabinet for upgradation of SST posts on the analogy of sister provinces (copy enclosed).
In light of the above, this Department proposes that;
- All the SSTs having Master Degree with B.Ed may be upgraded from BPS-16 to BPS-17 regular.
- The SSTs who have no Master’s Degree will be promoted to BPS-17 when they acquire Master Degree or as per provinces under their service rules.
- The Administrative Department may also be allowed to amend the service rules accordingly.
It is therefore, requested that the subject case may be placed before the upgradation committee of Finance Department for favorable consideration please.