Rawalpindi:The Punjab government has served show-cause notices on 612 lecturers for remaining absent from their duties for quite some time.
Sources at the office of the director public instruction colleges told ‘The News’ that they had received numerous complaints about the absence of lecturers in different colleges. Some of these teachers are drawing salaries from the government, but not performing their duties. “In many cases, we don’t even have their addresses and don’t know about their postings as we don’t have their complete documents,” they said. They added that many of these teachers have joined other jobs without informing the department.
Sources said that Director Public Instruction (DPI) Colleges Abdul Razaaq has taken serious notice and issued notices to 612 lecturers to appear before him within 15 days. The action has taken against these teachers under Section 5(1)(b) of the Punjab Employees Act 2006.
Sources further said that out of these 612 teachers, 289 are male and 323 are female. According to sources, 90 are lecturers of physics, 40 (chemistry), 70 (biology), 65 (mathematics) and 80 of English. All these 612 lecturers will appear before the DPI to clarify their positions otherwise the department would punish them according to the law, sources added.
Director Colleges Rawalpindi Ulfat Janjua told ‘The News’ that action has been taken against those teachers who have left their services and joined other departments without informing the education department. He said that although these teachers are not working in colleges but their names are still in our record. “Now we have decided to suspend all these teachers if they would not report to the DPI colleges within 15 days to make space for newcomers and promote seniors,” he said. The news