Sindh cabinet okays over Rs4b grant for last year rain victims

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The Sindh cabinet on Tuesday okayed over Rs4bn grant for the 2020 rain affectees.  The cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, which was attended by the provincial ministers, advisors, chief secretary and other concerned. The amount approved for the rain affectees would be transferred to the deserving people through mobile banking.

 

A three-member committee comprising senior member board of revenue, secretary finance and the secretary-general administration has been constituted to ensure smooth distribution of the money.

 

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the committee to ensure the disbursement of the funds to the rain affectees within 15 days.

 

Meanwhile, the cabinet also approved the construction of an anti-encroachment police station in Tharparkar. Rs3.2mn have been allocated for the establishment of the PS.

 

A 4×4 pickup, motorcycle and furniture for the anti-encroachment police station in Tharpkar would be purchased with the allocated amount of Rs3.2mn.

 

The Department of School Education presented the policy of recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff through third parties in the Cabinet meeting.

 

Some cabinet members objected to various teaching positions such as JST, PST, HST and subject matter experts. The Cabinet members were of the view that there should be only two categories, primary and secondary. As the government is offering the best salary packages, the best teachers or highly educated teachers should be appointed with only two positions offered and preference will be given to candidates with higher education and exceptional qualifications. With the cabinet’s approval, the Sindh chief minister formed a committee comprising two former education ministers, Nisar Khuhro and Syed Sardar Shah, and education minister Saeed Ghani to review the recruitment policy and submit its report within 15 days. It should be noted that there are 30,000 vacancies for primary teachers and 7,000 vacancies for secondary teachers in the school education department.

 

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