Gilgit, March 20: The Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Syed Mehdi Shah, has reportedly approved a summary that recommended reinstating of 192 teachers who had been dismissed from service after being found guilty of using bribe and other illegal means to get government jobs.
These illegally hired teachers were fired based on the recommendations made by a specially constituted investigation committee. Later, however, the ousted teachers were asked to appear in a test and interview. Around 400 teachers were dismissed after they failed to pass the test/interview and failed to show that they had the qualifications necessary for becoming teachers.
Under political pressure, however, and in view of the possible political backlash in the upcoming elections, the Chief Minister after approval of his cabinet, Chief Secretary, Secretary Education, has approved the reinstating of 192 illegally hired teachers.
Twenty of the reinstated teachers had reportedly failed in the interview process.
48 teachers who had not appeared in the interview will also be allowed an opportunity, said a statement released by the CM office.
The controversial decision has disappointed the educated youth who cannot get government jobs due to lack of money to pay as bribe or due to absence of enough political, religious, backing.