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Punjab Government To fix 3-year Tenure For BISE Officials
« on: June 08, 2009, 03:48:56 PM »
Punjab Government To fix 3-year Tenure For BISE Officials

Lahore: The Government of Punjab has decided in principal to fix a three-year tenure for the posts of chairmen, secretaries and controllers of examinations of all the boards of intermediate and secondary education (BISEs) of the province.

The decision was made in a high-level meeting held at Punjab Civil Secretariat few days back, sources revealed on Sunday. The meeting was chaired by Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan (MPA) and attended by 12 other high-ranking officials concerned.

The main objective of the meeting was to take decisions for eliminating the 'Booty Mafia' from the province as desired by Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif. The appointment/posting of officers in the boards on deputation was also discussed in detail.

During the meeting, a senior official suggested to constitute a 'Search Committee' for appointing chairmen, controllers and secretaries of the BISEs. The posts falling vacant after sending those occupants back who are serving on deputation in different BISEs should be properly advertised and filled on merit, he added.

It was also proposed that all the boards must also develop software for visual recognition in order to check impersonation at the examination centres.

It was pointed out by the chairman BISE Gujranwala that the boards had already adopted a transparent system in this regard and it was very difficult rather impossible for any candidate to impersonate without the connivance of centre superintendent.

The participants also lamented the fact that although FIRs are lodged against the impersonators, but unfortunately they are released immediately on bail owing to lack of proper prosecution. If they are properly prosecuted in order to unearth the perpetrator, it will go a long way in eliminating the Booty Mafia.

An official suggested that every candidate appearing in the matric and intermediate should have National Identity Card (NIC) with him/her during the examinations.

The additional chief secretary pointed out that being a federal agency NADRA would not agree to deliver such services in view of the quantum of work the organisation was already dealing with. However, the meeting decided to draw a line by banning registration of private candidates one month before the commencement of exams. The secretary School Education was of the view that the exams may be conducted in the evening sessions in order to overcome the problems regarding the shortage of supervisory staff and buildings for examinations centres.

The meeting also agreed to rationalise the remuneration/emoluments of the supervisory staff keeping in view the inflation to persuade them to accept examination duties. The Nation