Mayor Karachi assures permanent jobs to contract employees

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar said contractual employees are part of the manpower like regular employees in Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and we want to solve their problems soon so that they could perform their duties with full concentration and in a better way.

“Our topmost priority is that all contract employees gets permanent jobs and protection for which efforts are underway,” he said while addressing a high level meeting on the recruitments in KMC and contractual employees.

The meeting was also attended by the municipal commissioner Dr. Syed Saif-ur-Rehman, chairman of finance committee Nadeem Hidayat Hashmi, chairman parks committee Khurram Farhan, advisor to mayor Karachi Farhat Khan, senior director HRM Tasneem Ahmed, director technical to mayor Karachi S.M Shakaib, director Jamil Farooqui, ADLFA Muhammed Farid and other officers.

Mayor Karachi said we did not want to deprive anyone of his job because this is an issue of whole family and not of just one person.

He said the appointment procedure in KMC will be made transparent and in accordance to the rules and regulations. Priority will be given to contractual staff on the basis of their experience.

He said we want to solve the issue of contract employees on permanent basis and all directives of the Supreme Court and the rules given in the SLGO 2013 will be considered while appointing the staff in KMC.

A committee has been formed headed by the municipal commissioner which will decide such cases after reviewing the legal and other aspects.