Teachers appointment case
Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday ordered the Sindh government to issue joining orders to 2,050 teachers who had been given appointment orders during previous government.
A division bench of the SHC, comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmad and Justice Shahid Anwar Bajwa, was hearing a constitutional petition filed by Inayatullah, Amanullah Odho, Babar Ansari and others against the Sindh Education Department, seeking joining orders of 2,050 appointed teachers. The counsels of petitioners, Abdul Mujeeb Pirzado, Abida Channer and Shua-un-Nabi appeared before the court.
Channer stated that the Sindh Education Department had announced to appoint 2,050 teachers against the vacant posts of different scales, including Junior School Teachers (JSTs), Drawing Teachers (DTs) and Primary School Teachers (PSTs) and had also published advertisements in several newspapers in this regard.
She further stated that the Sindh Education Department had also conducted written and verbal tests on different occasions during 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Channer further said all those 2,050 candidates had fulfilled all requirements, including written, verbal and medical tests, and they had been selected for the said posts. “They were selected out of about 375,000 candidates. The department had issued offer and appointment letters to them but unfortunately the present government did not provide them joining orders,” she added. The court also gave two-month time to the education department for checking doubtful candidates or their documents. It said that if government failed to conduct scrutiny of the candidates and their documents within two months, then the teachers would be authorised to get salaries with effect from May 2011. Daily times