Govt following policy of merit in promotions, appointments: NA informed

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Friday said that government was following policy of merit in all promotion and appointment cases.

He stated this while responding to a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) in National Assembly regarding non-availability of Headmasters/Vice Principals (BS-18) in 25 Islamabad Model Schools for Boys (I-X) Federal Directorate of Education despite availability of Deputy Headmasters (BS-17). fulfilling the prescribed criteria for promotion.

The minister said that it was not factual that 25 schools were working without its heads. He said that 18 officers in BPS-18 were working as Principals while seven senior teachers as per their scales were working as headmasters in remaining seven schools.

The minister said that promotion cases of 26 teachers were moved and Ministry of CADD had promoted 17 officers on merit while nine cases remained pending due to cases of internal litigation. He said there were 22 departments under this Ministry and merit policy had been adopted in appointment or promotion cases.

The minister said that it was very unfortunate that such issues related to government departments were taken through parliamentary interventions without any confirmation. He said that there was no school in Islamabad, working without head or having vacant seat of Principal of Headmaster.