SC dismissed Punjab Govt writ against Assistant Superintendent Jail

LAHORE: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Lahore registry Thursday dismissed the Punjab Government writ against Assistant Superintendent Jail challenging his service rendered on substantive post of Educator on contract.

The petitioner Zulfiqar Ali,Assistant Superintendent of Jail (ASJ) through his counsel Hafiz Tariq Nasim pleaded that he worked on a substantive post of Educator in Punjab Education Department on contract for a period of 8 month meanwhile he was selected by the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) as ASJ and rendered over 4 and half year service in grade 16 continuously.

The counsel Hafiz Tariq Nasim further argued that the petitioner qualified written test and interview for Punjab Management Service (PMS) conducted by the PPSC but his service period of Educator was not considered without any plausible reason and finally declared ineligible candidates,however,Lahore High Court provided relief to the petitioner declaring the PPSC objection without any lawful authority.

The court was informed that name of petitioner had appeared on serial no 16 of the merit list of the PPSC which still stands vacant till the pending decision.

The aggrieved Punjab Government moved to Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court and the court comprising Justice Tassadaq Hussain Gilani and Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani Thursday upheld the decision by dismissing appeal and observed that service period of substantive post of Educator must be counted into total length of service and entitled the petitioner to vail 10 per cent quota reserved for those who had rendered five year service against substantive post.