LAKKI MARWAT - The local chapters of clerk and subject specialist associations have threatened to launch protests if the government does no pay heed to their demand of promotion to higher scales.
The Apca leaders said that provincial government recently awarded up gradation to higher scales to the teachers and other employees but clerk community was totally ignored in the new promotion policy. They said that the government should end discrimination and step-motherly attitude towards clerks.
“To provide perks and privileges to teachers and other employees is an appreciable act of provincial government but at the same time it did not carry any reward or good news for clerks”, they maintained. They demanded of the rulers to approve the longstanding demand of time scale promotion formula, as it would pave the way for upgradation and promotion of clerical staff to higher scales.
They warned that members of APCA would have no option other than to observe pen down strike and launch protest if their genuine demand was not accepted by the government.
Separately, the subject specialists association also held a meeting in government higher secondary school Naurang and discussed problems faced by the teaching community.
District president of association Taj Muhammad presided over the meeting, which was attended among others by general secretary Tarikullah and press secretary Azizur Rehman.
The office bearers demanded of the government to implement the four-tier formula without any delay. “A notification of four-tier promotion formula was issued in August last year but it could not be implement so far causing unrest among subjects specialists”, they said.
They demanded of higher quarters concerned to convene meeting of provincial selection board to take up promotion cases of subject specialists and school officers for promotion. They appreciated the rulers for conversion of CP fund into GP fund and giving the right of pension and gratuity to the employees recruited after 2001.