PCB starts dismiss employees for their jobs

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started a series of employee leave and notices have been issued to a few employees from different departments.

A PCB spokesman told Dawn that the decision to fire the employees was not taken because of the economic impact of the corona virus but because it was based on corporate values. This staff was already extra.

The employees who have been decided to be laid off include lower level employees like office boys etc. and it is very surprising to be laid off as their meager salaries cannot be a burden on any board. Dismissing these people in time is extremely excessive because the poor are already suffering due to the corona virus.

When asked what was the reason behind the decision to fire the employees in this difficult time, the PCB spokesperson said that this step was taken because the new financial year is about to begin and Things will be reviewed.

When asked if giving a three-month extension to the sacked employees could help them cope with this difficult time, the spokesperson replied that it was a decision of the management and after considering all aspects. Has been

Dawn has learned that the PCB had extended its Services Act on May 15 with the approval of the Board of Governors and the process of dismissal of staff has started only after the amendment.

A PCB spokesman said he did not know the number of people who had been fired but that they belonged to various departments.

According to sources, the PCB has issued a one-month notice dismissing eight persons from Lahore and three from Rawalpindi, which expires on June 30, and the number may increase in the coming days.

It is worth mentioning here that the PCB has the largest staff of any cricket board in the world and about 800 members work in the board.

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