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New service structure for teachers

Govt plans new service structure for teachers
Peshawar, July 07: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is planning to adopt new service structure for schoolteachers in order to ensure their promotions.

"Once the new structure is introduced, the schoolteachers serving in different grades will be able to get promotion provided they have improved their qualifications," said a senior official at the education department.

Various teachers' organisations have lauded the decision, saying this would solve one of their longstanding demands. The new structure would greatly benefit the primary school teachers, who would be able to reach the PS 18 with improved qualification. They would also qualify to become headmasters of high schools, the official said.

Under the new structure, 50 percent quota CT teachers would be reserved for primary school teachers, while the remaining would be filled through direct appointment. Primary schoolteachers having five years experience and relevant qualifications would be promoted as CT teachers, the official added.

Moreover 20 percent quota of drawing master, physical education teacher, theology teacher and Arabic teacher would be reserved for the primary school teachers having the required qualification and experience.

The remaining 80 percent seats would be filled through direct recruitment, the official explained. In the present service structure, teachers of different cadres in BPS-9 including Certified Teacher (CT), drawing master physical education teacher, theology teacher and Arabic teacher are appointed directly.

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UoP registrar transferred, made director for admissions
Peshawar: On completion of his three-month medical leave, the University of Peshawar has transferred its Registrar Sherinzada Khattak and posted him as director for admissions and also detailed him as project director of the university's housing project.

A notification to this effect was issued by the university vice-chancellor. The office of the director for admissions is currently held by Mohammad Islam, a retired official who had been given extension. Thus, Mohammad Islam would continue to serve as director for admissions on temporary basis and the job of Sherinzada would be to look after the multi-million housing project.

The university had granted medical leave to Sherinzada in April last after the chancellor issued directives to the institute to take stern action against him for his alleged wrongdoings. The actual reason, according to reliable sources, that made the governor to issue the directives was the renting out of his own hostels by Sherinzada to the university. Sherinzada owns several hostels in the nearby localities of the university.

He had inked an agreement with the university despite being registrar to rent out his hostels to the varsity at a rent of over Rs100,000 a month, sources said. There were reports that the governor had actually asked the university administration to remove Sherinzada from service. In an open letter to some newspaper editors, an official identifying himself as Dr Islam Gul had stated that the university failed to comply with the orders of the governor to remove Sherinzada.

Instead, the university administration sent him on medical leave. Also there were reports that he had been sent on forced leave, but the university refuted those as baseless. It had been widely discussed in the university that Sherinzada would not be able to stage a comeback.

However, he has now managed a successful return and is going to again hold the office of director for admissions that he had already held for several years. But he would practically serve as director of a project for which he and some other senior professors are facing severe criticism. The news

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