LHC orders for promotion of 22 assistant directors of EOBI

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday issued directives for promoting 22 assistant directors of the Employees Old-Age Benefits Institute (EOBI) from BPS-17 to BPS-18 within a month.

Earlier, EOBI Chairman Saleh Farooq had issued promotion orders of 22 assistant directors after the departmental promotion committee (DPC) gave a nod to their promotions after meeting them in person. However, the orders were not implemented, prompting the employees to approach the court.

Petitioners including Muhammad Anwar Ghauri, Hasnain Mehdi, Chaudhry Muhammad Arif, Zainul Abedin and others told the court that the DPC had promoted them from grade 17 to grade 18 after interviewing them, but that the bureaucracy did not implement the promotion orders.

LHC judge Abid Aziz Sheikh ordered to issue promotion letters of the petitioners within a month. The orders will take effect from April 1, 2004, however, no payment of arrears will be made to the petitioners as they have given in writing that they will not demand payment of their arrears.