-By Nematullah Bukhari
KARACHI: Directorate of School Education, Elementary, Secondary and Higher Secondary has promoted hundreds of High School Teacher (HST) and Head Master (HM) to next grades without considering service rules.
Office bearers of All Sindh Employees Association (ASEA) has alleged that out of turn promotions on fake documents were awarded to blue-eyed HSTs and HMs by Hamid Karim, Director of department in sheer violation of Sindh High Court (SHC) directives and Service Tribunal criteria.
SHC in its directives has put restriction on out of turn, other than mother department and more than one charge transfers and promotions.
Muhammad Yaqoob Baloch, President and members of ASEA claimed that a number of HSTs and HMs were promoted to grade 16 and 17 on forged documents and service period in Karachi region schools.
They said that senior and eligible candidates, waiting for next-grade promotion in Karachi region schools were kept away from information and even were not considered for promotion.
They alleged that Education Department Karachi Region has not even considered cases of female teachers and Head Mistresses’ promotions.
They demanded of Sindh Education Minister, Sardar Ali and Secretary Education Sindh to take cognisance of the matter.
Strict action against involved officials of School Education Department would ensure merit, they maintained.