ISLAMABAD: Government has evolved secret plan to regularize services of contract employees re-employed after retirement despite Supreme Court orders for their removal from service.
In keeping with this plan, the contract employees of ministry of information and technology, ministry of communication and ministry of finance and their subordinate departments will be regularized in first phase.
Cabinet committee is holding an important meeting in this respect under the chairmanship of minister for religious affairs Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah in Pakistan secretariat.
Initially the matters related to regularization of contract employees from ministry of finance and its subordinate departments including National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Zarai Tarqiati Bank (ZTB) will be reviewed in the meeting.
In addition to it, such matters related to contract employees of ministry for information and technology and its subordinate department Telephone Industries of Pakistan and ministry of communication and its subordinate department National Highways Authority (NHA) will come under consideration.
All the heads of these ministries and their subordinate departments had been directed to submit complete list of all their contract employees to committee so process of their regularization may be completed by the committee as soon as possible.
The secretary for finance, secretary for communication and secretary for information technology had been specially called in the meeting, Online learnt.
On the other hand sources told that executive vice-president of NBP, Fazlur Rehman was re-employed on contract basis after his retirement on January, 20, 2007 and was still working on this post.
As per staff service rules of NBP, any bank employee can work on contract basis for one year subject to approval from federal government and he will enjoy all the privileges and perks which are available to serving bank employee. Fazlur Rehman is availing facilities and perks beyond those of regular employee in defiance of rules and regulations of bank, the sources added.