Financial Crisis in Sindh’s Boards May Delay Exam Results

The deepening financial crisis in several Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) of Sindh has made it difficult for boards to pay salaries to their employees.

According to reports, depletion of funds has been reported in Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Larkana, and Sukkur educational boards, due to which salaries of the employees have been delayed.

For the second consecutive month, the Mirpur Khas board released salaries with a week’s delay, while other boards issued salaries using savings accounts due to a lack of funds in their general accounts.

The financial situation of the matriculation and intermediate boards of Karachi is not very encouraging either. According to reports, they will not have enough money in their accounts to pay salaries after December.

The boards made several requests for funds from the provincial government but to no avail.

Chairmen of the boards have said that they will not be able to compile the examination results if funds were not released immediately.

“Such a situation may lead to a delay in announcement of results, which could disturb the entire academic calendar,” an official of the Hyderabad education board said.

He said that the board employees would go on strike from 11 October.

Meanwhile, the All Pakistan Clerks Association has also threatened to boycott work in offices if the funds for their salaries are not released.

Source: Pro Pakistani

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