Punjab Govt, School Education Department has issued the notification on 5th April, 2021 in connection with Final Report Regarding Payment of Honorarium to Staff / petitioners of double shift schools (Pilot Project).
Payment of Honorarium Staff of Double Shift Schools 2021
I am directed to refer to the subject noted above and to enclose here with a copy of letter No. 1489/WRIT dated 02-04-2021 received from Chief Executive Officer (DEA) Kasur along with its enclosure containing a request that a sum of Rs. 41.25 Million may please be sanctioned.
It is submitted that the District Education Authority Kasur Double Shift Program was initiated in 121 schools. The period of this scheme was 1 year. During personal hearing it revealed that the process continued for more than 1 year period without payment of salary. The payment of this amount is to be made by the DEA from account-V as and when funds/ budget is available. The budget is not available now.
This was a court case. Government of the Punjab School Education Department observed in the year 2016 that number of overcrowded schools were functioning in the urban areas in which sufficient land was not available for construction of additional classrooms, Computer labs, Science labs.
Further there were no high schools for girls or boys in number of Union Councils in Punjab. The department therefore considered it appropriate to start up gradation in order to reduce overcrowding through double shifting schools by utilization the existing infrastructure. In this regard the department started Pilot Double Shift in the selected schools as per requirement and demand of the community. The personal hearing was held on 28-09-2020 and a speaking order was issued.
A Probe was started and a final report regarding payment of honorarium to staff of double shift was considered and the recommendations of the committee are at Annex-E of the ECO DEA Kasur.
I am further directed to request you to please release an amount of Rs. 41.25 million in respective heads of accounts of District Education Authority i.e Account-V, Kasur.