Honourable Mr Ishaq Dar
Federal Finance Minister,
Government of Pakistan
We, the Data Controlling Assistants (DCAs) working in the Computer Bureau Department of Customs House, Karachi, make the following submissions for your kind consideration:
We 26 DCAs, currently working in Grade-10, have been waiting for our due promotions for the last 15 years. For the restitution of our legitimate rights we filed an appeal in Federal Tribunal Service (FTS) in 2010 for the upgradation of our posts in the year 2010. FTS took up our cases in the year 2012 and then issued a detailed judgment on Jan 1, 2013, in which it stated that the department concerned should upgrade the post of the Data Control Assistants (BPS-10) to Data Processing Assistants (BPS-16). However, in violation of the said order, the department took no action for our promotions.
We may mention here that we had been recruited in 1979, 1982 and 1986 in the Computer Bureau Department of Custom House. It is pertinent to mention here that while we are waiting for our promotion, those who were appointed later and are less experienced than us have got promotions in BPS-14 and BPS-16 through ‘sifarish’.
Our promotion in Grade 14 was due in 1999 and in Grade 16 in the year 2006, but unfortunately no action has yet been taken in our case. The lack of response from the department has not only resulted in colossal financial loss to us but is also causing us serious mental anxiety and uncertainty about our future.
In view of the above, we appeal to you to kindly look into the matter and issue orders to the relevant authorities to do justice in our case.
Data Controlling Assistants