Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education department has made it compulsory for employees of class-IV cadre and drivers to wear proper uniform with a cap of the same colour (militia colours) during duty hours.
In this regard the department has issued a notification and directed all district education officers male and female to strictly follow the order and implement the decision in their respective districts.
The notification stated that all drivers must be in full uniform including a cap of the same colour. Furthermore, all guards and chowkidars must also put on a proper uniform while attending their respective offices or schools. The officers and district education officers must ensure that the new instructions are implemented in their domain.
However, talking to The Express Tribune, an officer of the KP Elementary and Secondary Education department informed that they have received several complaints in this regard. He said that they have taken this decision in favour of students and officials’ safety and security, adding that the primary influencer behind this decision was the matter of identification.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 20th, 2018.