The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat was informed on Thursday that 395 contract employees of Islamabad Police would be regularised before August 14 after the government has lifted the ban on recruitment of urgently needed staff in its departments.
The committee meeting was held under the chair of Senator Kalsoom Parveen here at the Parliament House.
Briefing the committee, Interior Ministry Additional Secretary Imtiaz Tajwar said that due to the ban on recruitments, the Islamabad Police recruited 464 ex-army personnel on a contract basis in 2009 for a period of two year in the wake of the deteriorating law and order situation in the country.
He said at that stage legal process was completed and the competent authority has in principal approved the proposal to regularise services of 395 ex-army personnel who fulfilled the recruitment criteria.
Tajwar said that the contractual employees would be regularised before 14 August.
Secretary Cabinet Division Nadeem Ahsan Afzal said that on the basis of six per cent quota for Balochistan in the federal civil service, a total of 9,833 posts (BS-1 to BS-22) have been identified in ministries, divisions and organisations, of which 6,141 posts have been filled while the remaining 3,692 positions will soon be filled.
Parveen said it was better for all us to provide relief to the people of Balochistan and FATA to bring them at par with people of the rest of the country
State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shakih Aftab Ahmed said Balochistan’s uplift was top priority of the government.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2014.