Gilgit-Baltistan: Governor GB Signs Regularisation Bill 2014, 1500 Employees Regularized

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GILGIT (Dawn): Governor Pir Karam Ali Shah has signed the Regularisation Bill 2014 into a law for regularising the services of over 1,500 contractual government employees of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

The Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly had passed the bill in February this year. According to a press release issued by the Governor House on Thursday, the services of those government employees of GB would be regularised who had been working on contract for the last over two years.

“I hope that the administration will implement the Act in a fair manner,” Mr Shah stated. He said that people who had been criticising the government employees/officers unnecessarily should stop indulging in such practices.

He said that the government employees were public servants and they should play their important role in running the administrative affairs of the region.

The governor also asked the government employees to serve the people irrespective of their political affiliations. He said that the government would continue to discourage political pressure and illegal appointments in its departments.

He said that efforts were being made by the government to improve performance of all the institutions.

Mr Shah said that the heads of different departments should ensure transparency in implementing laws so that nobody was deprived of their rights.

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