KARACHI: Despite summer vacation, the officials in the Sindh Education Department (SED) are set to collect millions of extortion money (Bhatta) from poor teachers.According to sources, officials violating the rules have issued notices to all elementary, secondary and higher secondary teachers to attend schools on Wednesday and submit Rs 5,000 each as ‘extortion money’ otherwise their salaries would be withheld or deducted. Following the notification to province-wide high school teachers, the supervisors ordered to go in respective schools to fulfill shortage of teaching staff whereas the monitors of Reform Support Unit have replaced the supervisors for biometric monitoring and attendance of staff in Sindh. Daily Times also learnt that the messages sent to all the teachers in Karachi and other parts of the province, have been advised to remain present in the schools till May 31st and coordinate with DEO office, Local Support Unit and monitors of DGM&E Office. Sources also disclosed that before summer vacations concerned DEOs and superiors had set to collect millions of rupees but failed do due to proper monitoring of RSU in the all elementary, secondary and higher secondary male and female schools in Karachi. The reports further said that these demands were put by the minister’s PROs and coordinators but it is not confirmed yet. When Daily Times tried to contact provincial Education Secretary Dr Fazlullah Pechuho, he did not responded.It is pertinent to mention here that provincial Education Secretary Dr Fazlullah has briefly disclosed the facts and achievements of biometric system and proper monitoring through RSU 200 monitors report. Earlier, the secretary had advised Senior Minister for Education, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, in a meeting at local hotel that few DEOs and other ghost teaching staff should be removed and should be sent to prisons for betterment of education in Sindh.