Pending salaries of teacher: SHC gives last chance to edu dept, others to file reply

September 5, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) gave last chance to education and literacy department secretary, director education and other officials to respond on a petition of a Sindhi language teacher seeking payment of salaries.

The petitioner, Zulfiqar Ali approached the court citing education and literacy department secretary, director education Karachi and accountant general (AG) Sindh as respondent.

In the petition, Zulfiqar submitted that he was appointed at Government Boys Secondary School (GBSS) Bhittai Colony Korangi Crossing, Karachi in May 1999 but since then he was not paid salary by AG. Back in 1999, appointments of Sindhi language and junior school teachers made during 1998 and 1999 were declared bogus by AG who did not release their salaries but Sindh Service Tribunal declared their appointments valid in July 2007 after being approached them, said the petitioner.

He submitted that following the judgment of the tribunal, not only did the education department regularize their services from date of their appointments but also ordered release of their salaries from July 2010 onward. The petitioner said that all his school colleagues, who were regularized along with him, were drawing their salaries but he was not being paid salaries by AG. Despite the fact that he had got his salary bills approved from education department, he added.

The petitioner requested the court to order official respondents to release his salaries.

When the matter came up for hearing, a division bench headed by Justice Hassan Azhar Rizvi expressed displeasure on official respondents for their failure to file replies in the matter and gave them last chance to respond.

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