CM decides inquiry into nurses’ recruitment

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Staff Reporter
Peshawar

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan while taking notice of the public complaints regarding the hiring of nurses for the healthcare facilities in the Newly Merged Districts (NMDs), has decided to conduct a fact finding inquiry into the entire recruitment process.

On the directives of the Chief Minister, a fact finding inquiry committee has been constituted and Establishment department has issued a notification to this effect.
The committee consists of Secretary Law, Secretary Establishment and Secretary Planning.

As per the TORs, the Committee shall probe weather the hiring of the nurses was done as per the notified criteria, examine the procedures adopted for hiring to ascertain the fairness of the same and examine all the documents/certification required for hiring of nurses to ascertain that the hiring was done on merit.

Further, the Committee shall also examine whether the credentials and documents of all the applicants processed properly and find out why the majority of candidates selected belonged to districts other than the merged areas.

The notification further says that the committee may also explore policy recommendations/changes in the criteria to accommodate larger number of candidates from merged areas in similar recruitments.

“The committee shall present its findings within two weeks, and the committee report shall be made public” ; the notification reads.

The Chief Minister office quoted the CM having said that the incumbent government truly believed in utmost transparency and merit in the recruitment process adding that strict action would be taken against the responsible ones in case of any violation of merit and the set criteria in the instant case.

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