Posting of 252 PEF employees challenged
LAHORE: A writ petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court challenging appointment of 252 employees of the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) for being made in violation of merit and rules.[TOP]
Advocate Chaudhry Shoaib Saleem filed the petition pleading that the appointment of the PEF employees, including directors, deputy directors and assistant directors, have been made in sheer violation of the Recruitment Policy 2004.
He says the same policy is followed by all government departments for appointing their employees from grade 11 and above.
He alleges that the PEF hired all the employees on the basis of nepotism and thereafter moved a summary through the Education Department tothe chief secretary to get the `illegal` appointments approved by the chief minister.
The petitioner-lawyer further pleads that the chief secretary forwarded the summary to the S&GAD department, which originally formulated the recruitment policy.
However, the department, he says, rejected the summary with an objection that the policy was made to ensure merit in appointments in all the departments and it is followed throughout Punjab.
The petitioner asks the court to declare the appointment of 252 employees of the PEF as illegal and unlawful and restrain them from performing their duties.
He also asks the court to order a high-level inquiry against all such appointments and fix responsibility for nepotism shown by the PEF.