Punjab school education minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Friday, said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led state government has decided to convert the subjects of the master cadre posts reserved for visually impaired category candidates for their convenience. The cabinet minister said that the education department would now offer the same quota in the posts of Arts stream subjects in lieu of posts remaining vacant in the science and commerce stream subjects and physical education subject as well due to non-availability of suitable candidates.
While divulging more details, Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that there were some subjects in which the master cadre posts remain vacant most of the time. He added that such subjects include Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Commerce, Physical Education etc. He said that in view of these problems, their government has decided to fill the vacant posts of visually and partially visual impaired categories of these subjects by converting the same into Punjabi, Hindi, Music, History, Political Science and Sociology subjects.
The cabinet minister said that their government was committed for the welfare of all sections of the society and concerted sustained efforts were being done in this regard. He added that with the decision of converting visually impaired quota posts into Arts stream subjects would provide more options to the candidates of these categories in the recruitment of master cadre posts. He said that it would also enable the education department to fill the backlog posts without any hindrance.