The administration of Sindh has indulged in many violations of the directives issued by the executive authority. One such example is provincial cabinet's decision to post officers in their own pay and scale in senior positions. This well-meaning decision was circulated vide S&GAD (Service Wing) in May 2008. According to this, the provincial secretaries were directed to revert all those officials officiating on OPS against higher posts. Till they were posted appropriately, the posts falling vacant were to be filled by officials of the same grade as additional charge. Unfortunately, despite cabinet's decision, fresh posting orders on OPS are being issued regularly from the services department in violation of this decision bestowing top positions on junior officers even though eligible senior officers await posting? This is a great source of heart burning amongst the seniors and, in the long run, besmirches the government's reputation with charges of nepotism. The Chief Minister Sindh, who heads the provincial administration, has to make certain that decisions taken by the cabinet are followed by subordinate offices in letter and spirit. -BADAR JATOI, Canada, via e-mail, August 21.