QAU syndicate endorses TTS
ISLAMABAD, Aug 1: With the endorsement of Tenure Track System (TTS) by
the Quaid-i-Azam University's (QAU) syndicate, it has got a new
performance-based high salaries service structure for the faculty.
The syndicate, highest decision making body of the university,
during its meeting held on July 28 unanimously approved TTS for the selected
The selection board of the university had recommended 64
teachers for the TTS to the syndicate, which has approved all the nominees, who
would be serving under a different set of conditions, unlike the existing Basic
Pay Scale (BPS) service rules.
Though so far over 30 universities had
introduced TTS, but the QAU was the only university where 64 faculty members
have fulfilled the strict criteria to avail hefty salaries. In other
universities very few teachers have been able to qualify for the TTS. The HEC
had developed a strict criterion for the TTS, and teachers who have established
research credentials both at national and international levels could apply for
the new service structure. Under the TTS, a professor would be able to get up to
Rs1,75000 per month salary.
Back in 2003, when the Higher Education
Commission (HEC) introduced TTS for the teachers of the public sector
universities, the QAU faculty refused to accept it and wanted changes in its
Unlike other universities, the QAU wanted TTS according
to its own needs, and subsequently the HEC agreed to implement it according to
the university's peculiar requirement.
After extended negotiations with
the HEC, the university had been able to keep a special provision for reverting
to the regular service structure in case a teacher did not feel comfortable with
the new system.
Talking to us, a senior professor of the university
said, with the approval of the TTS, the QAU would be able to retain quality
teachers. Of late, due to better service structure offered by the private sector
universities, teachers from the public sector universities were joining the