Court ruling: Govt restrained from taking action against education officer

Published: August 20, 2016
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Notice issued to HMC admin over failure to promote sweeper.
PHOTO: EXPRESS

Notice issued to HMC admin over failure to promote sweeper. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: A bench of the Peshawar High Court restrained the provincial government from terminating service of a deputy district education officer. It also sought a reply from the provincial government on the matter.

Justice Syed Afsar Shah and Justice Ibrahim Khan heard a writ petition on Friday. It was filed by Iftikhar Ahmad through his counsel Ijaz Anwar.

The attorney said that the petitioner had been appointed as deputy education officer. However, his services were terminated by the provincial government.

Anwar added the case was heard by the service tribunal which suspended his termination. It also ordered the department to complete an enquiry within three months.

According to Anwar, three months have passed and the enquiry was yet to be completed. After hearing the arguments, the bench restrained the provincial government from terminating the officer’s services and sought a reply.

In a separate case, the bench also issued a notice to the administration of Hayatabad Medical Complex to submit reply for not promoting a sweeper who held a BCom degree to grade nine.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by Shah Room through Aminur Rahman Yousafzai. The attorney argued that the petitioner was appointed as sweeper on a quota for people with disabilities.

He said the petitioner applied for vacant position at grade nine which was also advertised by the health department.

However, he was ignored and another candidate was recruited whose documents were later declared fake and he was sacked. Yousafzai argued that the position was still lying vacant and urged the bench to direct management to recruit Shah.

The bench, after hearing the arguments, issued notice to the hospital to file its reply.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2016.

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