CM Mahmood orders probe into recruitment of nursing staff

Three-member fact-finding committee to probe issue

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has ordered a probe into the recent recruitment of nursing staff in the province.

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in a statement said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Insaf stands for merit and transparency.

“After complaints on social media about Nursing Staff Recruitments, it was decided to probe into the matter and to see whether it was done on merit and or not. Details of inquiry will be shared with the public”.

He said that the committee will also recommend policy changes where we can accommodate more candidates from merged areas of the province in such recruitments.

Meanwhile, the KP government has constituted a three-member committee under the chairmanship of Secretary Law to conduct a fact-finding inquiry into the appointment of nurses in newly merged districts.

The fact-finding committee comprises Secretary Law, Secretary Establishment and Secretary Planning and Development.

A notification issued by the establishment department said that the terms of references (TORs) of the committee are to probe whether the hiring of nurses was done as per notified criteria and to examine the procedure adopted for hiring to ascertain fairness.

The committee will examine all the documents /certificates required for hiring of nurses to ascertain that hiring was done on merit and examine whether credentials and documents of all applicants were processed properly and the system of marking of basic qualification, age, experience and interview were followed in each case.

The committee may also explore policy recommendations/changes in the criteria to accommodate a large number of candidates with domiciles from merged districts in similar recruitments.

The committee shall complete findings within two weeks and make it public. Until then, the recruitment process is held in abeyance. – APP