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SC nullifies 238 appointments in EOBI

SC nullifies 238 appointments in EOBI

Supreme-Court-of-Pakistan The Supreme Court has annulled two hundred and thirty eight appointments made in Employees Old Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) in violation of the rules, meanwhile the court has sent the matter of appointment of Raja Azeemul Haq to Nab
Giving its judgment in the case on Monday‚ a two member bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali announcing 42 pages verdict on Monday, declared the appointments during ex-EOBI chairman Zafar Gondal’s tenure (2010-2013) as null and void.
The apex court directed that recruitment in the EOBI should be made in accordance with rules and merit.
The bench also ordered NAB to probe the issue of illegal appointments
The All the illegal appointments, deputations and absorptions made in the EOBI, as detailed in the report of fact finding committee on recruitment/ appointment, are declared to be without lawful authority and of no legal effect. Accordingly their services stand terminated forthwith;
All these vacancies and other available vacancies in EOBI shall be advertised and filled afresh strictly in accordance with applicable rules and regulations, subject to prescribed quota, requisite qualifications and merit criteria, for which the Chairman, EOBI shall be personally responsible to ensure transparency;
The matter regarding all the illegal appointments, including the appointment of Raja Azeemul Haq Minhas in the World Bank, shall be investigated by the NAB authorities and people directly or indirectly involved in the process of such illegal appointments on the basis of corruption, nepotism and political exigencies shall be proceeded against in accordance with law with intimation regarding compliance of these directions to this Court within two months
Office shall prepare and maintain a separate file for initiating contempt proceedings, under Article 204 of the Constitution and other enabling provisions of contempt laws, against all those who are, prima-facie, found guilty of violation of order dated 21.1.2011 in H.R.C. No.48012 of 2010, particularly in the process of appointment of 238 employees/ officials during the period September 2011 to May 2012.

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