SESSI raises minimum monthly wage of its security guards to Rs 25,000: Ghani


Sindh Minister for Labour and Human Resources, Saeed Ghani, has said that minimum monthly wage of the security guards associated with Sindh Employees’ Social Security Institution (SESSI) has been raised to Rs 25,000.

The Sindh Labour Minister stated this on Monday as chaired the 159th meeting of the governing body of the SESSI here at the committee room of the Sindh Assembly. Sindh Government’s Labour Secretary Laeeq Ahmed, SESSI Commissioner Ahmed Ali Qureshi, and other relevant senior officials were present on the occasion.

The meeting decided that new agreement would be signed with the relevant private security agency to raise the minimum monthly wage of the SESSI’s security guards to Rs 25,000 and also to register them with SESSI and Employees Old Age Benefits Institution.

The governing body’s session also decided that the services of the employees hired by the SESSI on ad-hoc basis during the coronavirus emergency wouldn’t be regularised.

The participants of the meeting were of the view that these staffers had been categorically informed at the time of the recruitment that their employment was only for the period of coronavirus emergency.

The governing body decided that these staffers were eligible to apply against vacant positions at the SESSI as they would be given preference for these regular jobs.

The meeting also gave initial approval for provision of time-scale mechanism for promotion of the SESSI employees from grade 1 to 15 and above. Both the Labour Secretary and SESSI Commissioner will scrutinise all such promotion cases and compile a report for the purpose.

Administration Director of SESSI informed the meeting that applications had been received for recruiting doctors for the hospitals being run by the SESSI as the interview process for these jobs would be completed by June 10. The letters have also been issued for conducting interviews of the candidates applying for jobs up to grade six at the SESSI.

The Sindh Labour Minister directed the officials concerned that all the recruitment to fill the vacant positions at the SESSI should be completed through a meritorious process.

He said that SESSI jobs based in different divisions and districts of the province should preferably be given to the candidates belonging to relevant local area.

He said that applications of every candidate should be thoroughly scruitinised along with the necessary documents including the certificates of domicile, computerised national identity cards, and educa-tional certificates for verifying the eligibility status. He said that only such candidates should be sent the call letters for conducting the interview who duly fulfilled the job criteria.

The Labour Minister said that they didn’t want that any sort of leniency should be observed while se-lecting candidates for the jobs at the SESSI to avoid the litigation in such cases.

He said that Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had also given clear-cut instructions that all the recruitment should be carried out by the Sindh government purely on merit.


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