The Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Monday issued a stay order against fresh recruitments of senior auditors in BPS-16 in Pakistan Military Accounts Department (PMAD) through Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC).

The court was moved by the action committee of non-graduates junior auditors who were deprived of the right of promotion even after serving Military Accounts Department for more than 27 years.

The chairman of action committee Masood Akhtar pleaded before the court in his writ petition that junior auditors have spent a very large span of their life in PMAD, but they were not promoted as they were working in the same grade in which they were appointed some 27 years ago.

He said in his application that Military Accountant General has promoted those junior auditors who possessed bachelor degree even after just five years of service and they were ignored on the basis that they were not graduates.

The counsel of the petitioner, Ahmed Saghir, said in his arguments that the Military Accountant General wants to recruit fresh appointments on the vacant posts of senior auditors in the department, which would be unjust to the serving junior auditors.

He requested the LHC that fresh recruitments in the department may be prevented until the promotion of non-graduate JAs.

After hearing the viewpoint of the applicants, the court issued the stay order against the recruitments and issued orders to MAG not to make any appointment till the final verdict of the case.