Islamabad Over 2,000 teachers working in schools and colleges under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will get promotion to the next pay scale within a week in the light of directives of Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani.
Sources said the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) would issue notification to this effect after receiving an approval of the summary of financial implications from the Finance Ministry.
Following efforts made by CADD, the Establishment Division has approved the summary for the promotion of the teaching staff under the time scale promotion formula having financial benefits for them. Those benefiting from the formula include the teaching staff working in BPS 17 to 20 in federal government schools, Islamabad model schools and colleges.
Around 3,000 teachers had already been upgraded from BPS 9 to 14 and BPS 14 to 16 following amendment in rules, a CADD spokesman said. He said the promotion of teaching staff would have additional financial implications of Rs90 million per year.
The sources the CADD on Monday evening also moved a summary to the premier for regular up-gradation of pay scale of Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) from BPS 16 to BPS 17. TGTs serving at all federal government schools are considered as backbone of the education sector of Islamabad, but they have been working in the same pay scale for the last 20 years without getting any promotion.
APP adds: Capital Administration and Development Division (CA&DD) has promoted teachers and lecturers of Federal Government and Model institutes working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).
The promotions were announced during a meeting chaired by Secretary CA&DD Junaid Iqbal.
In Model Colleges, 14 female senior teachers (BS-17) have been promoted to assistant headmistresses, 20 junior lady teachers (BS- 16) to Senior Teachers (BS-17) and an assistant director (PE) BS-16 to director (PE) BS-17.
While in Federal Government Colleges, 12 male and female lecturers (BS-17) each have been promoted as assistant professors (BS-18).
In Federal Government Schools, six female deputy headmistresses (BS-17) have been promoted as headmistresses (BS-18), 21 male trained graduate teachers (TGTs) (BS-16) as deputy headmasters (BS-17), 12 deputy headmasters (BS-17) to vice principals (BS-18).
While a senior male physical training instructor (PTI) BS-16 has been promoted to director (PE) BS-17.
Deputy assistant director (BS-16) of department of libraries has been promoted to assistant director (BS-17).
Talking to this agency, CADD spokesman Rafique Tahir said that these promotions were the due right of the teachers and lecturers who are serving their duties with dedication. The promotions have been decided by CADD purely on merit, Rafique Tahir added.The news.