High court asks 21 employees to return BISP grant

Updated 08 Jul 2020

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The list of the employees was shared with the high court by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, establishment and administration department on February 14, 2020. — PPI/File
The list of the employees was shared with the high court by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, establishment and administration department on February 14, 2020. — PPI/File

PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court has taken disciplinary action against 21 of its employees, who have illegally drawn benefits from Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and ordered them to deposit collectively Rs2.668 million.

According to a press release issued here, after inquiry the competent authority (chief justice) ordered recovery of the said amount from the 21 employees, who either themselves or through their spouses were receiving BISP cash grants.

The authority ordered them to deposit the said amount in state exchequer and also ordered withholding their increments for three years.

The list of the employees was shared with the high court by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, establishment and administration department on February 14, 2020.

Meanwhile, another official, Noushad Khan, who was serving as bailiff, was dismissed from service after completion of multiple inquiries against him.

It is stated that the charges of misconduct were proved against him. He was made liable for major penalty of dismissal from service under rule 4 (1) (b) (iv) of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Civil Servant (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 2011.

Published in Dawn, July 8th, 2020