ISLAMABAD:(APS) Young Teachers’ Association has urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan that our longstanding demand that they get implemented with a suo moto notice.
The Federal Directorate of Education’s daily-wage teachers boycotted their respective schools and colleges against non-payment of salary and non-regularisation of services on Wednesday.
Ironically, the day was marked as the World Teachers Day to appreciate the teachers’ vital contribution to education and development.
Both men and women, the daily wagers gathered outside the National Press Club amid rain.
Holding placards and shouting slogans, they protested denial of permanent jobs for serving in FDE schools and colleges for as long as eight years as well as non-payment of salary for the last four months.
The Young Teachers Association, which organised the protest, said it would announce the future course of action to claim ‘rights’ during a demonstration at D Chowk.
The FDE overseen by the Capital Administration and Development Division has more than 2,000 daily-wage staff members, both teaching and non-teaching, at its educational institutions in the capital. They’ve been employed by the FDE for around eight years.
Of late, the PM’s office rejected the CADD’s summary suggesting the Federal Public Service Commission interview for the daily wagers working in BPS-16 and above and interview by a departmental committee for those working in BPS-15 and below, and ordered the filling of the BPS-16 and BPS-17 permanent positions eyed by daily wagers through ‘open competition’ i.e. written test by the FPSC.
The daily wagers boycotted first classes and then schools.
The protests held few weeks ahead of the second-term examinations stressed out students of many schools and colleges, who missed out on some of their classes.