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Controversy Over Teacher’s Appointments in Chagai

Ali Raza Rind

Chagai – More than 96 teachers have been appointed through National Testing Service (NTS) tests in district Chagai but certain appointments have become controversial.

Candidates of district Chagai have expressed disappointment on recruitments and accused district education department for reducing the number of posts and violating union council level merit.

Leaders of political parties have alleged that District Education Officer (DEO) Chagai has appointed candidates of Dalbandin in Taftan and Nok Kundi tehsil in violation of merit.

Jaikash Pahuja, a Hindu candidate of Dalbandin, is appointed as JV teacher at Baraab Chah area near Pak-Afghan border. Mr. Pahuja can’t serve his duties in Baraab Chah due to security concerns.

“Local teachers of Braab Chah are reluctant to perform duties of school and despite knowing the nature of security threats to me, education department has posted me there,” lamented Mr. Pahuja.

Amanullah Notezai, DEO Chagai, rejected the claims of irregularities in teacher’s recruitments. He claimed that appointment letters have been issued to all successful male and female candidates according to merit list.

Appointments have been made against the positions that were declared vacant till November 2014,” said Mr. Notezai. He added, “Vacancies have been fulfilled on Union Council merit.”

Teacher appointments through NTS are being widely criticized across the province amid mounting allegations of nepotism, corruption and mismanagement.

Staff report

Published in The Balochistan Point on November 9, 2015

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