Govt to stop salaries of 1,000 'Politically Appointed' Teachers

KARACHI:10 March: The Sindh Education Department has decided to stop salaries of more than 1,000 excessive teachers of Jacobabad district by blocking their online IDs, Daily Times has learnt.

According to sources, there are more than 1,000 teachers in excess or appointed on political grounds in the recent past in Jacobabad district, putting extra burden on the provincial kitty.

In this regard, Education and Literacy Secretary Dr Fazalullah Pechuho has issued clear instructions to the officials of his department to undergo physical verification of the documents in a bid to improve education standard in the province.

There are more than 1,000 teachers appointed on political grounds in Thul, Jacobabad in
recent past and all the teachers have failed to produce documents for verification.

"We have directed the district education officer (DEO) to obtain documents of all the teachers, however, the officer just submitted documents of some 100 teachers", sources added.

Sources alleged that the recruitments of teachers were still on in the Education Department, which is being objected and contested by the Education secretary since the day first.

Initially, the online IDs of these teachers would be blocked by the Education And Literacy Department which will stop salaries of the teachers and only those would be restored who could provide verification of the documents, sources said.

After Jacobabad district, the same exercise would be launched in Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Khairpur, Hyderabad and other districts in phase wise, they said.The news.