District council demands relaxation in recruitment policy of
CHITRAL: Zilla council Chitral here on Thursday, demanded of
the government to make slight change in its recruitment policy of
teachers in the government schools and made them transferable for
Chitral district as the public sector schools in the district
suffered the shortage of teachers due to the existing law.
In a unanimously passed resolution presented by Maulana Emadul Haq,
it was contended that under the policy in vogue, the newly
appointed teachers cannot be transferred to other schools, so when
a post of teacher falls vacant in a school, it cannot be filled
till the end of the academic session when tests and interviews are
held for it.
Speaking in favour of the resolution, the members argued that
keeping in view the peculiar geography and enormous size of the
district, there should be different approach regarding recruitment
and transfer policy of the teachers which suited it and the posts
of teachers be transferable.
The registration of FIRs against the school teachers for low
security measures in the government schools was termed an unwise
and uncalled for practice which led to the waste of the time of the
students as the teachers attended the courts instead of teaching.
The members reiterated that the FIRs should be registered against
the district education officer and other higher officers above him
instead of a teacher whose job description was teaching only and
that provision of funds for the security gadgets was beyond his or
her capacity and responsibility.
Through another resolution about education department passed
unanimously, the members asked the government to ensure the
availability of detailed marks certificate (DMC) and migration
certificate in the camp office of board of intermediate and
secondary education Peshawar at Chitral.
They regretted that at present, the camp office of the board had no
utility and the students and their parents faced the same problems
which they did in the past and the ordeal of a student from
Yarkhoon valley was narrated who had to travel for three times
covering a distance of 200 kilometers just for collecting his DMC
which had been withhold by Peshawar office.
The members also expressed their dissatisfaction and concern about
the faulty system of assigning examination duty to the teachers for
matriculation and intermediate examination conducted by Peshawar
board and said that there was a coterie of teachers who had become
‘thekadar’ as they got duties in each examination.
The desiltation process of irrigation channels by the irrigation
department was also thoroughly discussed in the session in which
almost majority of the members took part to vent their spleen on
the officers of the department and termed its efficiency at
abysmally low level.
The members Sher Aziz Baig, Ghulam Mustafa, Sher Muhammad, Maulana
Emadul Haq, Maulana Jamshed, Muhammad Yaqub, Nabaik Kalash advocate
and Muhammad Hussain were in unison to allege that most of the
employees of the department meant for daily maintenance of the
irrigation channels were being used as domestic servant by the
officers in their homes.
The en-bloc absence of the officers of devolved departments of the
district government from the session for the fourth day
consecutively led to indignation of the members who demanded stern
action against the recalcitrant government officers who blatantly
defied the orders of the district council.
The session was later on prorogued by the convener of the council
Maunala Abdul Shakoor for indefinite period which lasted for four