LARKANA: The Registrar, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), Larkana, has said in a circular issued on 28th January that due to pendency in releasing of 3rd quarter of allocated budget of SMBBMU, the salary (pay and allowances) for the month of January 2023 to employees from BPS-17 and above and its constituent colleges/Institutes shall not be disbursed in their bank accounts till the 3rd quarter of annual budget is released which is expected upto 10th February, 2023.
The circular which is viral on social media further added that however, the salary (pay and allowances) for the month of January 2023 shall be disbursed to the employees from BPS-1 to BPS-16 of SMBBMU and its constituent colleges/Institutes in due course of time.
The copies of this circular have been sent to all the deans, Principals and Directors, controller of exams, Hostel Provost and deputy provost, Director, ICT and others for information. University sources further claimed that the authorities had at the very outset decided to pay 50% on the amount to entire employees but later on they have decided to disburse monthly salaries in two instalments to the employees of gazetted and non-gazetted employees.
Prof Abdul Rauf Khaskheli, Registrar, SMBBMU, confirmed the news when he was contacted today. He said the issue has been resolved as he himself had gone to the relevant authorities in Karachi who assured to release the funds within a week. He said after release of funds the salaries of gazetted staff will also be disbursed.