Basic Education Community Schools Programme (BECS) is a successor of earlier Non-Formal Basic Education project, started originally in 1995. The present Project “Establishment and Operation of Basic Education Community Schools in the Country” (BECS) project started in 2006 till 2012 with the aim to set up 20000 schools.
(A) The proposed action of part of respondents No. 1 to 4 of closing down ‘Establishment and Operation of Basic Education Community Schools’ is without lawful authority and of no legal effect and is in violation of article 25-A of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973″.
“We are of the considered opinion that under Article 70 read with Entry 16 of Part I of the Federal Legislative List and the Constitutional Amendments, both the Ordinances are fully protected and shall remain operative unless repealed .. and so long both the Ordinances are holding the field, the Basic Education Community Schools providing informal education to the backward classes or the areas shall continue to function ….. therefore, the project of Basic Education Community Schools cannot be closed down“.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, in pursuance of the judgment of Supreme Court of Pakistan, in a meeting held on 19th December, 2011, approved in principle, continuation of Basic Education Community Schools Project, (BECS) Project. Cabinet Sub-Committee on Regularization of contract employees has already approved the regularization of BECS employees on 27th Feb, 2013.