GB cabinet allows HEC to conduct tests for govt jobs.

GILGIT -- Gilgit-Baltistan cabinet on SatAurday decided to conduct tests for recruitments on all gazetted posts in the region and approved an education package for Diamer district.

The meeting, headed by Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan, decided to conduct tests through Education Testing Council (ETC) of the HEC to ensure transparency in the appointment process.

Chief Secretary Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani said the cabinet has given the nod to conduct tests with the help of ETC to ensure meritocracy. He said ETC will be responsible to conduct tests for the recruitment of revenue staff, police, education officers and personnel for other departments.

This will help in doing away with political considerations in the recruitment process, Mr Wani added.

The cabinet also approved a 'transformative package' to improve the education sector in Diamer. The package was aimed at increasing enrolment by offering stipends and improving the quality of teachers in far-flung areas of Darel and Tangir by offering better salaries.

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A steering committee, headed by the GB education minister, has been formed to chalk out further details of the package.The cabinet also approved a programme to install solar systems in 184 educational institutions to provide uninterrupted electricity. These schools would also be provided with additional battery backup to cater for prolonged outages.

The meeting was told...

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