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Only 45 women among 687 staff members at SC

In Islamabad, it has been revealed that out of a total staff of 687 individuals in the Supreme Court, only 45 of them are women. Only 45 women among 687 staff members at SC.

Only 45 women among 687 staff members at SC

Moreover, the apex court employs just two persons with disabilities. This information came to light in response to a court order requiring Supreme Court Registrar Jazeela Aslam to disclose staff details. The request for this information was made by a petitioner on April 10, 2019, under the Right of Access to Information Act 2017 and Article 19-A of the Constitution.

On October 15, a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa, directed the registrar to release information about the court’s staff to citizen Mukhtar Ahmed Ali under the Right of Access to Information (RTI) Act, 2017.

Only 45 women among 687 staff members at SC

The disclosed data reveals that the Supreme Court currently has 894 approved positions, but 207 of them remain vacant, and 687 employees were actively working as of September 25. Among these employees, 146 are not permanent but are employed on a daily wage basis to fill various positions. Since January 2017, 84 new positions have been created.

Out of the 45 female employees in the apex court, 33 have regular positions, while 12 are on contingent employment. There are only two individuals with disabilities employed in positions of BS-12 and BS-4, and two transgender individuals employed in BS-2.

Currently, there is a Grade 22 officer serving as the Director General of the Monitoring Cell, and there are two additional registrars. However, the position of the DG Human Rights cell remains unfilled.

The Supreme Court employs 139 naib qasids and 79 drivers out of a total of 149 approved positions. Additionally, out of the 40 available paid positions, 37 are currently filled.

Notably, the Supreme Court has a total of 17 judges, with 15 currently serving.

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