Amritsar, Jan 13 (PTI) Punjab Education Minister O P Soni said Sunday the state government will regularise 5,178 teachers with full pay scale next month. Also Read - Police foil teachers protest in Punjab

Talking to media here, Soni said the state government has been making efforts to uplift educational standards in the state. Also Read - 18 meritorious students win cash awards in Punjab

“To achieve this goal, the regularisation of teachers is in process so that they can teach students sincerely,” he said.

He said ‘Sikhya Providers’ and “volunteer teachers” will get a pay hike of Rs 1,500 from next month.

The minister informed that those teachers who were suspended during their protests had been reinstated and the teachers who were temporarily sent to distant places had been ordered to join at their parent stations.

Soni, however, warned teachers take part in protests in future would not be spared and strict action would be taken against them.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.