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Decision of the Personnel Office

Form: 32 Ayn (52/4) – Administrative and Recruitment Affairs Organization of Iran


  1. Ministry/Institute: [Department of] Education
  2. Employee Number: [redacted]
  3. Given name: Mrs./Mr.: Mahdokht
  4. Surname: Ghazanfari
  5. Father’s name: Hedayatollah
  6. Birth certificate number and place of issue: Birth certificate number [redacted]
  7. Issued in: Town: [redacted]
  8. Place of birth; [redacted]
  9. Date of birth: Day 14, Month 1, Year 1324 [3 April 1944]
  10. Highest level of education and field: Bachelor of Science, Field: Psychology
  11. Title of permanent position: High School teacher
  12. Guild: Educational and Cultural, Rank: Teacher
  13. Group: 8
  14. Base: 5
  15. Organizational Unit: Ettefagh Middle School
  16. Location of service: Division: 2, Town: Tehran Province/Region: Central
  17. Reference: Date: --------- Number: ---------
  18. Type of Decision: Dismissal and permanent discharge


  1. Details:


In His Exalted Name 

Considering that one of the principle criterion for employment and continued service in an Islamic dominion is holding a proper belief, i.e., affiliation to one of the officially recognized  state religions, and unfortunately, because you have identified yourself in the questionnaire dated 23/1/1359 [12 April 1980], as well as in your interview in person in this office, as a Bahá’í, according to the explicit and written order of the Ministry, effective this date, you are dismissed from your work, and your service is hereby terminated.



  1. Central Administrative Office (Ministry of Education)
  2. Administrative and Recruitment Affairs Organization of Iran
  3. Head Office of the Department of Education – Tehran
  4. Office of the Ministry


Mohseni Kabir

Head of the Office of the Department of Education of Tehran, Area 2


  1. Salary, benefits and bonuses
  2. Salary, benefits and bonuses indicated in this decision, for the total amount of (in letters) ----------- rial are payable subsequent to statutory deductions from credit----, section ----, article----
  3. Date of enforcement of decision: 22/1/1359 [11 April 1980]
  4. Date of issuance and decision number: 30/1/1359 [19 April 1980], number: 2919/1
  5. Given name and surname of  the Officer in Charge: Mohseni Kabir