Gilgit-Baltistan: Education department reinstates 180 employees

Published: March 25, 2013
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Sacked employees were government schoolteachers whose services were terminated without notice.

Sacked employees were government schoolteachers whose services were terminated without notice.

GILGIT: More than 180 employees of the education department sacked last week in Gilgit–Baltistan (G-B) have been reinstated after the chief secretary termed the action illegal, officials said on Sunday.

Most of the employees fired were government schoolteachers hired between 2009 and 2011 and were terminated without a show-cause notice, a move termed as a violation of law.

“Chief Secretary Sajjad Hotiana asked the secretary of education to withdraw the notification of termination and serve the teachers with a show-cause notice first,” said the official, requesting anonymity. The notification of termination was then revoked.

Earlier, a statement issued from Hotiana’s office asked government officials to follow due procedure when making decisions on hiring and firing. No unilateral decision should be taken without giving the aggrieved party an opportunity to defend oneself, it read.

The sacked employees had approached the courts challenging the termination. The court had summoned the chief secretary and other officials for the next hearing.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2013.

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  • Yawar Abbas
    Mar 25, 2013 - 11:47AM

    The people behind this illegal recruitment should also be take in account and they should be punished, fined, fired from their respective posts and should be poisoned, So that nobody in future will repeat this illegal act.

    The top person behind this illegal act in Skardu is Kacho Fayaz working in Education Department. He is a very corrupt and a virus for the entire educational system of Gilgit Baltistan

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  • balti baboo
    Mar 25, 2013 - 8:29PM

    yawar abbas tera baap:
    no body can blame a respective citizen of skardu with out any cause and reason,if you have any proof about your comment then its your responsibility to show and appeal in the court,and if you have not then you have no any right to blame such innocent person.

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