Committee recommends regularising services of Info Ministry employees.

ISLAMABAD -- The Special Committee on Affected Employees has directed the Radio Pakistan authorities to release salaries, pensions and all pending dues on the basis of the previous/formula of priorities as earlier directed by the committee in the month of Ramazan.

The committee, which met on May 3 under the chairmanship of Qadir Khan Mandokhel, MNA, has also directed to regularise the services of 40 daily wagers (Urdu unit) along with all other daily wagers serving in any other unit/ wing of the department.

Some of the affected employees had told the committee that they were performing their duty in the department for the last 15 years and their services were not regularised. The committee was informed that there were 35 employees under the said category. Keeping in view the long service, the committee directed to regularise the service of all 35 employees.

The committee also recommended regularising the services of Naeem: ul: Hassan and 10 others. It also directed to regularise services of 70 employees working as Researcher and Coordinator in the department.

With regard to the issue of 600 pensioners, it was briefed by the departmental representative that the issue of commutation of pensions is approved by the board. Hence, the committee directed to grant commutation and pension to all employees as per demand, approval of the board and policy of the federal government.

One of the affected employees, namely Ms Humaira Rana, the committee was briefed that she was appointed in 2007 and her services were terminated in 2020 for filing a case of harassment against the officer of the department. The departmental representative informed the committee that her services have been rehired but the employee stated that before termination, she was receiving a regular salary whereas after rehiring, she will not receive fix pay but she will be paid on the basis of performance in various programmes on day: to: day basis. The committee directed to restore services of the applicant on the previous package with all allowance and benefits and release arrears (if any) forthwith.

The committee also directed to...

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