More than 2200 ad hoc employees regularized in various departments; scrutiny committee to decide fate of employees recruited through Iqra University
Karachi: Sindh government has appointed 3822 people in various provincial government departments since 2019 under the deceased quota.
Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah presided over a meeting held Wednesday to review various matters including deceased quota, implementation on differently disabled persons, regularization of employees as per the Sindh (Regularization of Ad hoc and Contract Employees) Act, 2013 and fresh recruitment in various departments of Sindh government.
The meeting was attended by senior member of the Board of Revenue, Secretaries of Services and Secretaries of all departments.
Chief Secretary said that the provincial government has given 3822 jobs in various departments since 2019 under the deceased quota (the quota fixed for the legal heirs of government employees who died during the service). He said that the 5% quota of differently able persons (Disabled Persons) is being implemented under which various jobs have also been provided in the government departments.
He directed all the secretaries to ensure implementation of 5% quota by issuing job advertisements.
The meeting was briefed on regularization of employees under the Sindh (Regularization of Ad hoc and Contract Employees) Act, 2013. According to details, the services of 52 contractual employees have been made permanent in the Revenue Department and 147 employees in the education department while the scrutiny committee headed by the provincial education minister will decide for the employees who were recruited through Iqra University and Sindh University.
It was informed further that 2200 employees have been regularized in the Population Welfare Department, 175 employees including the Prosecutor in the Law Department, 38 employees in the Works and Services Department, 40 in the Information Department, 46 in Women Development, 35 in Livestock &Fisheries and 530 employees in Universities and Boards.
It was informed that 1298 employees of the health department have also been regularized through the Act.
Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that the employees who are to be made permanent under the Sindh (Regularization of Ad hoc and Contract Employees) Act 2013 should be regularized soon while details of ineligible persons should be informed to the court. He also directed the provincial secretaries to submit timely reply/comments in court cases.
Chief Secretary Sindh also directed all the secretaries to submit reports regarding pending cases of deceased quota in DRCs at the district levels, after which all Deputy Commissioners would be directed to convene the meetings of the District Recruitment Committees. Referring to the new recruitment, the Chief Secretary said that new recruitment would be made through IBA Sukkur and all departments should ensure implementation of the policy regarding new recruitment. (PR)