KP education dept to repatriate teachers working on deputation

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP’s) Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department has reportedly decided to start a process to repatriate teachers working on deputation to their respective schools.

The process is being launched on the directives on the KP Service Tribunal after it was found that several CT and PET teachers were working in the district education department in violation of deputation rules.

They said that several secondary school teachers (SSTs) have been working as assistant district education officers (ADEOs) for more than past two years while their posts at schools are lying vacant.

A formal directive in this regard will be issued to district education officers (DEOs) to ensure the repatriation of teachers, who had been working on deputation for more than last two years, they added.

It is pertinent to mention that the teachers are working in different offices while withdrawing their salaries from the E&SE Department.

A source privy to the development said that some teachers were pressurizing the department to let them continue working on deputation. He said them if they wanted to continue working on deputation, they could apply against managerial posts as advertised by the KP Public Service Commission.

He said that there was a shortage of teachers in rural schools and the deputationists would be posted in such schools.

When contacted, Abbottabad District Education Officer (DEO) Rehana Yasmeen said no such notification was being issued.

While commenting on the matter, KP E&SE Department Director Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim said that the process of repatriation would begin next week in a phase-wise manner.