ISLAMABAD OCT 2 (TNS): The federal government has instructed all ministries and divisions to pay fifty percent of the fee payable to testing agencies to save the unemployed citizens from financial burden.
The step was taken after Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar took notice on an application of a student for paying heavy fees for job vacancies by unemployed persons.
According to a press release issued by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Chief Justice has ordered federal and provincial governments to file details of measures taken to provide relief to job aspirants.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan took notice on an application of a university student stating that for each job vacancy they pay a fee which is too heavy for an unemployed person and a financial burden, which many individuals cannot even afford on daily basis and have to forego applying for many positions.
On such notice Federal Government has issued instructions to all ministries / divisions to make arrangements and ensure that 50% of the fee payable to testing agencies be paid by the all Ministries / Divisions, authorities etc. out of their own budget to save the unemployed citizens from financial burden.
Further, while hiring services of testing agency, PPRA Rules should be strictly observed to ensure minimum rates of fee through open bidding.
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has also called for follow up report about implementation and outcome of the directive from Secretary, Establishment Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad within two months, while, all Provincials Governments are also directed to take required steps to provide maximum relief to job aspirants, and to submit a detailed report within six weeks.