SHC Sukkur bench suspends orders of Mayor

Saturday 10 June 2017 2 months ago 57   Sukkur   Print

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Report  Bisma Waseem : Sukkur: Sindh High Court bench at Sukkur has suspended the orders of the Mayor Sukkur for handing over the services of municipal department employees to the police department. According to detail, Mayor Sukkur Arsalan Islam Shaikh handed over the services of 109 municipal employees to the police department Sukkur. Against such orders of the Mayor Sukkur, a petition was filed by Ali Mardan Shaikh, union office bearer Labour Union of Sukkur Municipal Corporation and ten other employees in Sindh High Court bench at Sukkur. The petitioners in their petition have stated that they were rendering services in Municipal Department since last many years and they were having experience of office affairs but services of 109 employees have been handed over to the police department. They further stated that since last fifteen days that the police officers were asking them of running due to which many employees who were running have been ill due to sun heat and remaining others were also not in position to run. They stated that after training, the municipal employees have been assigned duties under traffic police who deployed them on different roundabouts to control the traffic whereas they have no experience of such job adding that they fear that due to transfer of their services to police department, new candidates would be appointed against such posts by showing such posts as vacant posts. They urged the court that they may be returned to Municipal Department against their original assignments as it was their responsibilities of extending civic services including cleanliness of the city, cleaning sewerage drainage system as well as of the water supply adding that the employees did not apply to the Mayor Sukkur or other authorities for transfer of their services to police department. The court heard the petition and expressed resentment over handing over the services of municipal employees to the police department and suspended such orders of the Mayor Sukkur. The court has summoned the Secretary Local Bodies Sindh, Mayor Sukkur, Municipal Commissioner and SSP Sukkur to appear before the court on 11th July, 2017. 02