KARACHI: Education secretary Fazullah Pechuho has asked the Sindh accountant-general to revoke the salaries of 397 fake teachers in Matiari district.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Pechuho said that the teachers were appointed in 2012-2013 without the consultation of the district recruitment committee and an inquiry has been initiated against the officials involved in the fake orders.
“These teachers appointed in secondary and higher secondary schools have been drawing their salaries for the past three years and we will recover the amount now,” he said.
According to Pechuho, there are 292 male teachers and the rest are female teaching staff. Most of the orders have been given for Arabic and art teachers, he added.
When asked about the termination orders of these teachers, he said, “How can I issue the termination orders since I have not appointed them? I have asked the accountant-general to stop their salaries and that is enough.”
The then district education officer Attaullah is involved in this scam and a high-level inquiry has been initiated against him, he claimed.
Around 13,000 fake orders of teachers appointed have been issued in Karachi alone and the education department has stopped their salaries, he said.
“No district is spared from this menace and we will continue the action against these black sheep,” said Pechuho.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2015.