LAHORE Despite the Supreme Courts orders against re-employing the retired for the public sector slots, the Punjab government is still retaining a few big heads, though the dispensation has given a cosmetic treatment to the verdict by terminating services of 'unwanted persons. The remaining ones are working for hefty pays and perks, while the political bosses are raising embroidered slogans about adopting austerity for meeting demands sans getting loans from international monetary institutions and countries. As per sources, famous trio is working with the Punjab Daanish School and Centres of Excellence Authority, and this is for the second time, they 'have joined hands for a project after being so during the last stint of Shahbaz Sharif as Chief Minister Punjab in 1997. The much-criticised project has been already 'squeezed to setting up of three to five schools instead of 15 schools as decided earlier. Each school is estimated to be constructed with a cost of Rs1 billion per school. Retired bureaucrat Yousuf Kamal is the Project Director of the Schools. After retirement, he was appointed as Member Punjab Public Service Commission and later on contract as Chairman Punjab Vocational Training Council, and was also later given additional charge of the present post. When he was shown the exit door from the PVTC, no new order was issued for the Daanish slot, and he is still working sans any order. In 1997, Yousuf Kamal was Secretary Labour and Manpower Department, and in this capacity he was Chairman Workers Welfare Board, which constructed labour colonies as well. During those days, incumbent General Manager (Engineering) Daanish Schools Project Saddique Chattha and another retired officer Rana Mahboob Alam, Director Implementation Project, were also part of the trio. After Yousuf Kamal joined the Daanish Authority, he brought Rana-Chattha duo to the fold, confided the source. Yousuf Kamal was not available for comments. Moreover, the employees of the Punjab Environment Protection Tribunal have been also raising hue and cry since long over the recruitment on contract of, what they assert, 'two oldies. One such appointment is of Chairman EPT Khawaja Muhammad Afzal, who is said to be approaching his 90th birthday. His appointment has been made upon personal 'request of a retired leading light of judiciary since the Khawaja has pretty close connection with the retired judge, confided a source, asserting that the Chairman was incapable of carrying out routine official work. The sources, while quoting the Section 20 (2) of the Environment Tribunal, mentioned that the basic eligibility criteria for the appointment of a chairman is that he should be qualified to become judge of the High Court. It means that he should be more than 45 years and less than 62 years. But in this case, the gentleman is enjoying perks and privileges of Grade-21 with nil output, observed the source, while mentioning another name of 77-year-old Ch Muhammad Khalil Umer, who has been appointed as Member (Technical) Tribunal. He is also enjoying perks of Grade-21. First such appointments are huge injustice to the educated and competent youth, and secondly, the functioning of the institution is seriously hampered, maintained the source.