Shimla: Himachal government would appoint 100 Punjabi and an equal number of Urdu teachers in selected government schools to provide facility of learning these languages not only to Muslims and Punjabis but others also, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Sunday.
Presiding over a function here, Chief Minister said that during his last tenure Recruitment and Promotion Rules were finalised to fill up 100 posts each of Urdu and Punjabi teachers to teach these languages at school level but these could not be filled due to announcement of assembly polls.
The previous BJP government did not scrap the decision completely, but instead of filling these posts on regular or some other basis, restricted their services on period basis and filled 107 posts of Urdu and Punjabi teachers instead of 100 each.
Singh said the state government was committed to safeguard the welfare and development of all sections of the society.
Wakf Board and Haj Committees were re-constituted recently to facilitate the Muslims in the state, he said.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister honoured Abdul Gani of Chamba who had donated blood 177 times.