Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court yesterday issued notices to secretaries of cabinet division and finance and other respondents in a petition wherein grade-20 principals of the federal government schools had moved the court against cancellation of their monetisation policy funds.

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kyani issued notices to the respondents and directed them to submit their reply in this matter.

The petitioners who are principals of different schools under the federal government moved the court through their counsel Haseeb Shakoor Paracha Advocate and contended that on December 12, 2011, the federal government had introduced a monetisation policy to prevent the misuse of the government vehicles.

He argued that this policy was introduced for the officers of BPS-20 to BPS-22 and under this policy the officers were to be paid with an amount of Rs 65,960 as travelling expenditure instead of government cars.

The counsel told the court that the petitioners along with other civil servants had been receiving this amount since January 2012 till January 29, 2016 when a steering committee decided to cancel this amount. He added that it was decided that the monetisation policy will not be implemented on the teachers and they will instead receive Rs 5,000 on account of travelling charges.

Advocate Paracha maintained that government employees including doctors were receiving the amount and this has been a discriminatory act towards the teachers.

After hearing the arguments, the IHC bench issued notices to the aforesaid respondents and deferred the proceedings.