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Absent teachers to face criminal cases

CHITRAL, July 23: The district administration has decided to register cases against schoolteachers for prolonged absence from duty besides recovering thousands of rupees paid to them as salaries. The decision was taken at a meeting of the District Steering Committee held here with Deputy Commissioner Ameenul Haq in the chair, says a press release. The deputy commissioner told the meeting that for the last about four months the independent monitoring unit had been working in Chitral during which it exposed a number of irregularities, especially regarding ghost and absent teachers in the education department. The meeting was informed that the salaries of March and April had already been recovered from teachers and other staff of education department who remained absent from duties for months. Recoveries will also be made from all other teachers who have not attended their duties but were still drawing salaries in collusion with the officials of the education department. It was also decided that cases under section 419 and 420 of the Pakistan Penal Code would be registered against all absent teachers and other staff. In the first phase, the meeting was told, FIRs would be registered against Rehmatuddin, Govt Primary School Shali Arkari; Naeemuddin, PST, Govt Primary School Patti Nagar Ashiret; Mohammad Ali Shah, PST, Govt Primary School, Laj Wehej Terich; Ziaur Rehman, PST, Govt Primary School Thingshen, Chitral; Noor Mohammad, watchman, Govt Primary School Nagar Lasht; Mir Aman, PST, Govt Primary School Inzzi, and Wali Mohammad, watchman, Govt Primary School Broon, Kalash valley. The meeting also decided to register cases against the heads of 19 schools across the valley which remained clsoed for many months.—Nazir Hussain]]>

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  1. Nasir Ahmad says

    I wanna clarify few things regarding the news item – “Absent teachers to face criminal cases”. First, the decision has been made in the monthly meeting of the District Steering Committee on 21st July 2014. DSC has five members notified by the provincial government. They include DC Chitral, DEO (M), DO F & P, Xen C & W and DMO (Independent Monitoring Unit). Second, the decision to lodge FIR has been taken against the proxy teachers. Third, salaries for the absent period are being recovered from the absent teaching and non- teaching staff of district Chitral. It is pertinent to mention that Independent Monitoring Unit of E & SED KP started working in March 2014 in the whole province of KP. In the last four months its performance is outstanding. we hope that in future it will do even better.

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