The Punjab Ombudsman has remarked in a decision that maladministration had been committed by the Dera Ghazi Khan Education Department by not appointing the complainant against a job.

He directed the Education Department authority to reconsider the case of the complainant in view of observation and issue order of appointment in favour of the complainant if he fulfils all the prescribed requirements.

The Punjab Ombudsman has also remarked that the complainant had been unjustifiably ignored from selection though he had passed the examination of BSc (Hons) Textile Engineering; late issuance of transcript of the result is the act of the University of Management Sciences and Technology, Lahore for which the complainant is not responsible.

Mudassir Mehdi, complainant from Taunsa Sharif, said in the application that he applied for the post of Educator (Science Math, BPS-09) within in due time on January 26, 2015 in the office of District Education Officer (EE) DG Khan while the last date of submission of application was January 29, 2015 and at that time, he was qualified of BSc (Hons) Engineering examination and no objection was preferred by Education Department respecting the application along with internet base result card of his appointment.

However, he received transcript of result/degree of BSc (Hons) Textile Engineering on February 16, 2015 after last date of submission of application. Later, in the merit list, prepared by Education Department, percentage of marks in BSc (Hons) engineering examination obtained by him was not included which affected his merit. He brought to the notice of authorities concerned including District Monitoring Officer DG Khan but no relief was extended to him. He prayed in application to reconsider his case and date of issuance of result for appointment.

He noted that it was common sense and legal point that declaration date of result by any institute is valid for any purpose but district education authority wilfully denied to accept the internet based result card and its date. The officials of education department have violated the merit policy of Punjab Government in the appointments, he said.