ATTOCK, MAR 3 (DNA) – Two officials of the Education Department Attock were transferred due to alleged malpractices and administrative mismanagement. The transferred officers include District Education Authority (DEA) chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Javaid Iqbal and assistant director (AD) administration Muslim Khan.
Sources in the Education Department informed that Member of the
National Assembly from Attock Major (retd) Tahir Sadiq met with Punjab
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and apprised him about the alleged
malpractices and administrative mismanagement by the DEA CEO and his
right hand AD administration.
There were unrest among the teaching community over poor state of
affairs especially related to issuance of regularization orders,
salaries, transfers and hiccups in their promotions, the sources said.
The sources said the DEA CEO came under spotlight when he appointed
his two daughters and one other relative in the Education Department
in violation of merit and domicile policy.
Later, the appointment letters were canceled when the local candidates
protested against the appointments outside his office, the sources
The sources further informed that the AD administration was creating
unnecessary obstacles in issuance of regularization orders of teachers
due to his personal interests.
The sources said the matter of malpractice came under notice of the
local MNA who brought the sorry state of affairs in the notice of the
Punjab chief minister who took prompt action against the officials
In this connection, the Education Department vide its notification
SO(E-I) i-51/2014 placed the services of DEA CEO at the disposal of
the Education Department while DEA administrator transferred the AD
administration to Jand with immediate effect. When contacted, deputy
commissioner Attock Ali Anann Qammar confirmed that both the officials
were transferred and directed to relive from their posts immediately.=DNA