Health Dept violates service rules

January 26, 2015 Off By Web Desk

LARKANA: The Health Department, Government of Sindh, has made mockery of existing service rules as it issued three transfer and posting notifications within 30 days of two employees of BS-17 ignoring merit in violation of apex court orders against the post of BS-18.

The notorious OPS system banned by the superior court is still prevailing in the entire province but the Health Department has surpassed all peaks and precedents. Health Department employees thought that the newly posted Health Secretary will restrain himself from obliging political figures but to their utter surprise he is repeating the same mistakes what his precedents were doing.

One such incident of bad governance has occurred here. On retirement of Aslam Memon from the post Principal, Female School of Nursing, Shaikh Zayed Hospital for Women, Nursing Tutor (BS-17) on 24.12.2014, Naveed Buriro was posted as Principal against the post of BS-18 as this post is of Basic Scale-18. He was transferred by Health Secretary on January 05, 2015 and Nursing Sister Mrs. Jamila Ayaz Tunio was posted as Principal in his place due to serious dearth of BS-18 officers.

She joined the duties on January 06 but to her utter surprise she was transferred by the Health Secretary on 23rd January 2015 vide notification dated SO (PM-I)N-25/2008-09 and he took over on 26th. She will retire from Government service on 30th September 2015 which shows that she is the most senior among the existing available scales by she has been deprived of the post owing to unknown reasons.

The promotion of these posts of BS-17 has not yet been made since 2006 which too amounts to violation of basic service rights.

According to reliable sources, three to four officers (BS-18) of same posts are available at the moment and all of them are already posted, hence health department will have to give immediate schedule of convening Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meeting, otherwise junior people will continue to be posted through corrupt practices and good governance will never be established.

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