Undue delay in Punjab school teachers appointments
Candidates fear merit will be ignored
Rawalpindi, Sep 05: The undue delay in appointments of
teachers in Punjab government schools has created unrest among
candidates who appeared in written test and interview in May this year.
A number of candidates who appeared in
the written test and interview alleged that the education department
was trying to fill the vacant posts under influence of bureaucracy and
Javed Khan, Mohammad Ibrar, Malik Jabbar, Ms
Rehana and Tabassum said that they had come to meet the concerned EDO as when
the process of recruitment would be completed.
They said they
had followed all the rules and regulations of the education department
and the EDO had assured them the whole process of recruitment would be
completed within one month. However, almost three months have passed,
but we have not received any letter.
They alleged that around
80 per cent seats were being filled on non-merit basis and the
education department under the influence of politicians and bureaucrats
was depriving the deserving candidates.
They demanded of the
Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif to order an inquiry into the
alleged mismanagement from the education department in the process of
Education officer in EDO office Mukhtar Ahmed
while commenting over the issue said that the process of appointments
would be completed within next ten days. "The successful candidates
would receive their letters before the end of Ramazan. They would join
their duties after Ramazan ul Mubarik." He refuted the allegations that
the appointments were being made on political pressure or interference
of bureaucrats. He said rather, the merit policy has been adopted
strictly on special orders of the Punjab Chief Minister, Mian Shahbaz
The concerned official did not pick up the
phone even after repeated attempts.
The Education Coordinator of
Chief Minister Task Force, Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam while commenting
over the issue said that the process of recruitment of 2,500
teachers/educators would be completed within next three days.
to the allegations being levelled by several candidates related to 90
per cent appointments of educators being made on political influence
and pressure, he refuted them. "Strict merit has been followed in the
recruitment process, he added. The news
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New QAU VC appointment demanded
Islamabad: The teaching faculty of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has demanded the
appointment of new vice-chancellor at the right time as the tenure of Dr Muhammad Qasim Jan
The vice-chancellor Search Committee of Higher Education Commission is responsible
to select and appoint a vice-chancellor at a university but no selection process has been initiated
by the committee yet as a period of only one month has been left in the expiry of Dr Qasim's term.
teaching faculty had also met Shehnaz Wazir Ali, former in charge HEC, who had assured them to appoint
new vice-chancellor and agreed not to give extension to Dr Qasim's tenure.
"In the first week of
October the term of the present vice-chancellor would be ended. There are speculations that his term
could be extended because so far, no advertisements have been placed in the press inviting new applications
for the job as the selection process for the appointment of new VC is lengthy", a professor said.
of the faculty members here feel that he should not stay here any more as he has failed to resolve their problems
for which they protested for nearly six weeks but their demands are still unheeded. It is very likely that the
protest demonstration would start again by the professors and lecturers with the start of the classes, he added. The nation
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