Regularization of deputationst teachers: Teachers should resort to court if committee imparts discriminatory treatment: IHC

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ISLAMABAD, April 08 (Online): Islamabad High Court (IHC) while announcing decision on the petition against the committee constituted for regularization of deputationist teachers has remarked court will keep watch on the committee decisions and if it imparts discriminatory treatment to teachers then they can resort to the court.

A single bench of IHC presided over by Chief Justice (CJ) Athar Minallah took up the petitions filed by the deputationst teachers for hearing Thursday.

GM Chaudhry counsel for the petitioners argued the ill intent of the 5-member committee constituted for taking interviews of the teachers individually is already evident because Saqib Shahab director and Azam Gakhar, director legal who are included in the committee have already issued order against the teachers. The court had declared this order null and void.

The court had declared committee be set up at ministry level to look into the matters of teachers. But director general of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) contrary to it included these people in the committee. This thing is very clear that the bias of the committee which is constituted with malafide intent against the teachers is open. Therefore, the court should issue orders for dissolution of this committee.

The CJ IHC Athar Minallah ordered if the said committee shows discrimination against the teachers then court is here and we will keep an eye on proceedings of the committee. The teachers should let the committee do its job.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case for indefinite period.

GM Chaudhry counsel for the teachers while talking to media men said that the court on one side had issued warning to the FDE that no discrimination should be shown against any teacher and no teacher should be separated from his family. If those who are part of the committee interpret the court’s orders according to their sweet will then we will stand in the court and the members of committee will also be in the dock.

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