LAHORE: The Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) on Monday removed 182 college teachers from service for remaining absent from duty without leave for a long period.

HED Secretary Najaf Iqbal took the action under the Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability (PEEDA) Act against the teachers of different colleges of the province, including lecturers, assistant and associate professors.

The secretary had initiated an inquiry against the teachers for remaining absent from a long period.

The department had earlier issued show-cause notices to 190 teachers, asking them to appear for hearing and submit their reply.

Only eight teachers appeared before the inquiry team, while 182 others did not appear before it, nor they submitted a reply to the show cause notice within the stipulated time.

The secretary removed 182 teachers from service and adjourned the hearing. The department has also issued the notification for the teachers removal from the service.

Published in Dawn, August 16th, 2022

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