Government of the Punjab School Education Department has issued the Official Notification letter on 12 April, 2019 in connection of request for guidance regarding grant of higher Qualification Pay Allowance.
I am directed to refer to your letter No. 1299/Admn (Male)-4 dated 28-1-2019 on the subject cited above. This issue has been examined in detail and following clarifications are made for further necessary action.
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M.Phil Degree without NOC
Query:- In number of cases the teachers (SST) have obtained M.Phil Degrees without prior departmental 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 (DEA) may be issued clear cut instructions in this regard.
M.Phil Student before Induction in Education Department
Query:- 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 maybe granted or not.
Advice:- As the employees got admission in M.Phil class prior to their induction in Education Department. Therefore, are entitled for M.Phil Allowance.
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M.Phil Allowance Admissible only same subject was mentioned in NOC
Query:- 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 the permission was granted for specific subject but the teacher obtained degree of M.Phil in some other subject.