Aggrieved: Court clerks awaiting promotions for 2 months

15 grade-7 clerks working as grade-9 readers in courts.


Rana Yasif July 07, 2014

LAHORE: At least 15 clerks working in lower courts have been waiting for promotion for more than two months, The Express Tribune has learnt. However, officials concerned claim that their performance reports are incomplete, which has been delaying their promotion.

The grade-7 employees are working on posts of grade-9 readers since April 15, 2014. However, they are drawing salaries as Ahalmad (clerk).

An administration official at the sessions court, requesting anonymity, told The Express Tribune that the authorities were not forwarding the promotion cases of these employees to the Departmental Promotion Committee. The official said 20 grade-7 junior clerks were to be promoted as readers in grade-9 in courts of civil judges.

“There are two groups in the administration. One group wants to promote their favorites to these posts, while the other opposes this. This has been delaying the promotion process,” the official said.

Talking to The Express Tribune, several of the 15 employees awaiting promotion said that even though they were working as readers, they had still not been promoted to the post. They urged the officials to expedite the departmental procedure for their promotion.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Rao Safdar Ayub, a superintendent at the courts, denied the claim that the administration was intentionally delaying the promotion. “The matter is delayed because the annual confidential reports (ACRs) of these employees are still incomplete,” he said. He said the cases would be considered in a Departmental Promotion Committee meeting scheduled for July 25.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2014.

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