ISLAMABAD - The non-teaching staff of schools and colleges, who had been observing strike since March 6, called off their strike on Monday after the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CAD) notified the implementation of time-scale promotion formula.Joint Education Advisor of Ministry of CAD, Rafique Tahir, told TheNation that after the approval of their demand by the Prime Minister, the ministry has also notified the time-scale formula for the employees of grade 1 to 15.The non-teaching staff of about 500 schools and colleges working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) were on the roads and boycotting their work since March 6. The employees from grade 1 to 15 were struggling for their genuine rights for the last three years and held many protest before as well. And since the start of this month the employees were blocking Rohtas Road in front of FDE where they had set up their protest camp, protesting in front of National Press Club, and Supreme Court. The apex court has also taken notice of the issue and directed the ministry to submit details of the issue. The two representatives of the office-bearers of Joint Action Committee of non-teaching staff that had given the calls of the strike were arrested and later on Monday they were released on bail. FDE DG Dr Shehnaz Riaz said ‘though the promotion formulae was supposed to be approved for grade 1 to 20 but it has been approved only for grade 1 to 15 employees still it’s a good news for all of us and I hope that the FDE would be functional from Tuesday as it was lock by the employees in protest’. Tahir Mahmood, President of Federal Government College Teachers Association (FGCTA) congratulated the employees. ‘ They have struggled much and scarified time that belonged to their kids. Their victory has made history’. Though, another demand of education allowance was not met still the employees were jubilant and decided to go to work as decided by the leadership.