Senate panel seeks report on Education Directorate’s daily-wagers

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The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat sought a report from the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) about daily-wager and contractual teaching and non-teaching staff of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) within three weeks.

CADD Minister Tariq Fazal Chaudhry briefed the panel that the employees are being regularised as per the need. He said that the ministry has recommended creating 2,300 new vacancies for teachers.

Senate Committee member Kalsoom Pervin said that the majority of contractual employees were regularised during the tenure of Pervaiz Musharraf.

Responding to this, Fazal Chaudhry said that the previous government regularised employees in violation of rules and regulations.

A delegation of the daily-wagers apprised the committee that the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has regularised a mere 30% of the total employees, while 80% of daily-wage teachers are still working in educational institutes.

Committee Chairman Senator Talha Mehmood said: “I fear most of the deserving ones will be excluded from the regularisation process and the blue-eyed employees will be appointed.”

The FPSC secretary told the committee that there was a dire need to create new vacancies to overcome scarcity of teachers in education institutions.