DERA GHAZI KHAN

The Punjab Ombudsman has ordered the principal of Government Technology College Dera Ghazi Khan to pay the deficient amount to the complainant instructor, and also ordered an inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the college affairs.

Ombudsman Javed Mehmood directed the chairman of Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) to inquire into the irregularities committed by the college administration in the appointment of employees namely Muhammad Naeem, Omer Adil and Shehla Naseer.

He passed the orders on the report of Punjab Ombudsman DG Khan Member In-charge Malik Ahmed Bakhsh,

As per the copy of the decision dated August 5, 2015, Maqsood Akhter, a resident of Basti Meeran Khan, Mouza Bailah, had submitted an application against the college principal with the office of Malik Ahmed Bakhsh Bapa Member Incharge, Punjab Ombudsman for DG Khan Division.

“The Executive Committee adopted such decision regarding remuneration which is certainly discrimination among the teachers in the evening and those who deliver lectures in the day though they are equally qualified. The act of Executive Committee is not supported by any policy decision of TEVTA. This is a local capricious contrivance of the institution,” the Ombudsman Punjab remarked in the decision he made in the case.

The complainant had alleged in his application that as per the rules introduced by TEVTA, he is entitled to receive Rs450 per lecture but he has been given Rs250 per lecture by Mr Shahid Wasim, the principal. He also alleged that the principal had made irregular and illegal appointment of Muhammad Naeem as mechanical shop assistant though he is regular employee as Driver of Punjab Employees Social Security Institute DG Khan since 2004. “Munir Ahmed Mughal, head of Department (Mechanical), has made bogus entries about the presence of Muhammad Naeem in the institution. He has received official remuneration from two public departments at same time, whereas, jobless and qualified persons have been deprived of such appointment,” he said.

Likewise, illegal appointment of Muhammad Naeem, Omer Adil who is assistant manager finance in the office of District Manager TEVTA, has been made as visiting teacher in Government Technology College DG Khan. Thus, he performs two official duties at the same time, he said. Amin, who is regular shop assistant of Mechanical Department, has been issued order for junior instructor in Electronics Department and is performing his duties as such, he further disclosed.

“Madah-ul-Mustafa has been appointed as visiting teacher, though he is not eligible for the post. Moreover, Junior Clerk Shehla Naseer is paid remuneration more than any BSc engineering visiting teacher,” he said.