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Acting Minister Rejected by Parliament Fires 11 Advisers

Some of the advisers fired from their jobs by the acting Minister of Education Rangina Hamidi on Thursday said that they were terminated without any reason given.

They said that Rangina Hamidi has appointed her close aides in their place.

The suspended advisers said that the Education Ministry also plans to fire another 1,400 employees in the near future.

Legal experts have said that an acting minister does not have the legal authority to reshuffle or fire someone from the jobs.

The fired advisers said that they were informed of the decision by the notification letters sent to them.

“Ms. Rangina Hamidi is practising nepotism in the Ministry of Education, she is dealing with the issues politically and in a biased way,” said Ghulam Dastagir Munir, a sacked adviser.

“Some of the chiefs were forced to resign, they fired another 11 advisers,” said Azim-ul-Haq Azimi, a sacked adviser.

“Caretaker Ministers have no legal authority to hire, appoint, suspend or fire someone,” said Rohullah Sakhizada, a legal expert.

Back in December, the Afghan parliament rejected a vote of confidence for Rangina Hamidi to work as education minister.

“This does not include any sort of nepotism or politically motivated issue, the only purpose is to avoid organizational density and improve the handling of the issues,” said Najiba Arian, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Education.

Rangina Hamidi recently said that there were around 7,000 advisers in the Ministry of Education, but those fired from the post said that the entire structure of the education ministry is around 4,000.

Acting Minister Rejected by Parliament Fires 11 Advisers

The suspended advisers said that the Education Ministry also plans to fire another 1,400 employees in the near future.

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Some of the advisers fired from their jobs by the acting Minister of Education Rangina Hamidi on Thursday said that they were terminated without any reason given.

They said that Rangina Hamidi has appointed her close aides in their place.

The suspended advisers said that the Education Ministry also plans to fire another 1,400 employees in the near future.

Legal experts have said that an acting minister does not have the legal authority to reshuffle or fire someone from the jobs.

The fired advisers said that they were informed of the decision by the notification letters sent to them.

“Ms. Rangina Hamidi is practising nepotism in the Ministry of Education, she is dealing with the issues politically and in a biased way,” said Ghulam Dastagir Munir, a sacked adviser.

“Some of the chiefs were forced to resign, they fired another 11 advisers,” said Azim-ul-Haq Azimi, a sacked adviser.

“Caretaker Ministers have no legal authority to hire, appoint, suspend or fire someone,” said Rohullah Sakhizada, a legal expert.

Back in December, the Afghan parliament rejected a vote of confidence for Rangina Hamidi to work as education minister.

“This does not include any sort of nepotism or politically motivated issue, the only purpose is to avoid organizational density and improve the handling of the issues,” said Najiba Arian, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Education.

Rangina Hamidi recently said that there were around 7,000 advisers in the Ministry of Education, but those fired from the post said that the entire structure of the education ministry is around 4,000.

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