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- Sunday, March 10, 2013 - From Print Edition




The Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CAD) late Friday night moved a summary to the Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to meet demands of the non-teaching staff of the federal government educational institutions of Islamabad.


A senior official of Ministry of CAD confirmed to ‘The News’ that a summary had been sent to the prime minister, which addresses all the demands of the non-teaching staff of educational institutions under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE). “We prepared the summary on emergency basis and the same was sent to the Prime Minister on Friday night,” Professor Rafiq Tahir, official spokesman and Joint Secretary of CAD said.


The non-teaching staff of federal government colleges and schools of Islamabad have been on strike for the last over one week, creating problems for the teaching staff and students particularly when annual examinations are being taken in schools.


The strike by the non-teaching staff had badly affected the smooth working of the schools. The students have also been facing problems in reaching their schools on time as drivers of schools buses had also refused to perform their duties.


CAD spokesman said that in the summary, they have proposed up-gradation of non-teaching staff and award of time scale formula to them up to BPS 15.


He said they have also proposed 20 per cent education allowance on the pattern of 20 per cent secretariat allowance. “Now we expect from the non-teaching staff that they will end their strike and come back to their work,” he said.


The official sources said that Raja Imran Ashraf, brother of the Prime Minister had assured the action committee of the non-teaching staff and CAD officials that the premier would sign the summary in the next couple of days.


The sources said that it had also been proposed that the employees of attached departments of CAD should also get 20 per cent allowance as announced by the government.


The non-teaching staff took their protest to roads as on Friday morning, protesters blocked traffic on Kashmir Highway for two hours before running to the site at FDE. At Parade Avenue, in the Blue Area, employees from the Directorate General of Special Education and the Estate Office held their own protest.