ISLAMABAD (APP)- Finance Minister Syed Naveed Qamar here on Wednesday chaired the meeting of the Ministers' Committee formed for the consideration of re-instatement of sacked workers of Public Sector Organisations/Corporations during the year 1996-97. The meeting was attended by Khurshid Ali Shah, Minister for Labour and Manpower, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Federal Minister for Local Government, Raja Parvez Ashraf, Minister for Water and Power and Farooq H Naek, Minister for Law and Justice. The Committee was briefed about the available information regarding sacked employees of different Organisations/Corporations under the administrative purview of various ministries/ divisions. The Committee was informed that a total of over 6000 employees falling under the administrative purview of various ministries and divisions and their subordinate corporations were sacked during 1996-97 on account of various administrative reasons. The ex-officio Secretary of the Committee  (Secretary Establishment Division) briefed the Committee on administrative and technical merit of the cases, adding that the matter merits more scrutiny since it has lego-financial implications.  Consultation with Finance Division and Law and Justice Division is in progress, he added. The Finance Minister directed the Committee Secretary to complete necessary homework on legal and financial implications of the cases being considered for review and rehabilitation, and submit a complete picture before the next Ministerial Committee meeting. The Minister also directed that these cases be reviewed in terms of administrative and managerial implications. It was suggested that concerned organisations be asked to differentiate between ordinary disciplinary cases and others.  The possibility of a review board as a model to rectify the unjust terminations through review and deliberation was also considered. Finance Minister further directed the Committee to submit record of large- scale retrenchments during the period for consideration and review.   The Committee was informed that bulk of employees dismissed during the said period falls under the administrative purview of Ministry of Petroleum (3632 employees), out of which 2994 belong to SSGC and their reinstatement option did involve sizeable financial implications.   Finance Minister further directed Committee Secretary and SSGC Management to submit viable options focusing reinstatement of categories not facing financial irregularities and misappropriation charges.   Finance Minister directed that possibility of Review Board to consider re-employment be worked out in consultation with Ministry of Law and Justice taking into account administrative merit of clubbed cases.   Ministry of Law and Justice may come out with a draft legal instrument (i.e. ordinance) covering lego-administrative aspects. The matter after completion of necessary homework be placed before Cabinet for final decision.