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Sindh cabinet lifts ban on recruitment

Sindh cabinet lifts ban on recruitment
Sindh Cabinet Meeting

Thousands of posts of lower grades lying vacant in provincial government departments

Staff Report

Karachi, Sindh

Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah presiding over a cabinet meeting approved the lifting of the ban on recruitment in the provincial government departments and also granted an extension to the doctors, nurses and other staff who were appointed during the COVID-19 pandemic until June 30, 2024.

The meeting was held at the CM House and was attended by provincial ministers, advisors, Chief Secretary, and concerned secretaries on April 3, 2024.

The Sindh government of Murad Ali Shah at completion of its last tenure had imposed a ban on recruitment in the government department. The cabinet members told the chair that there were thousands of posts of lower grades lying vacant in government departments. Lifting the ban on recruitment not only improves the working of the departments but the youth would get employees opportunities, the cabinet members.

The chief minister with the consent of the cabinet members approved the lifting of the ban on recruitment in government departments and directed the Law Minister Ziaul Hassan Lanjar and the Advocate General to pursue the case in the court and get the stay order issued against the recruitment vacated.

At the request of Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah the cabinet allowed School Education department to continue the recruitment process of PST/JEST as per Teachers Recruitment Policy 2021 through IBA Sukkur.

Minister Health Dr Azar Fazal and Secretary Health Rehan Baloch briefing the cabinet said that the Health Department on the directives of the chief minister had appointed doctors, nurses, para-medical, skilled and supporting staff on a “Service Rendered Basis” for 89 days in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the year 2020.

Subsequently, on the recommendation of the health department the COVID-19 doctors, and nurses were allowed extensions in their hiring period from time to time up to 30th June 2023. Later on, under the orders passed by the Sindh High Court, Karachi on March 17, 2023, the Health Department referred the 824 doctors and 324 staff nurses to the SPSC to ascertain their suitability.

The SPSC has recommended only 260 suitable COVID-19 Staff Nurses out of 324, however, the result of COVID-19 doctors is still awaited.

The cabinet on the recommendation of the health department approved an Extension of 705 COVID-19 doctors and Staff Nurses for a further period of one year from July 2023 to June 2024. The extension of 374 Technical & Supporting Para-Medical Staff and 2,957 Skilled and Supporting human resources for CVCs from 1st April 2023 to June 2024 was also approved as per the recommendation of the Scrutiny Committee. The CM also approved an amount of Rs.2, 036.785 million to pay their salaries during CFY-2023-24.

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