FG schools, colleges teachers' promotion
Federal Government schools & colleges
Islamabad, Jan 14: The notification regarding the time-scale promotion of 210 teachers and one-time
upgradation of 547 teachers is likely to be issued by the Capital Administration
and Development Division (CADD) on Monday, it was learnt
According to information, the 210 teachers of federal
government model colleges would get time-scale upgradation to grade 18 from
grade 17. The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) has completed the
examination of cases and approved 210 eligible teachers for
Among 210 lecturers 130 belong to federal government colleges,
including 79 females and 51 males. Meanwhile, 80 lecturers belong to model
colleges, including 24 females, 41 senior female teachers and 15 male
The DPC was headed by CADD Additional Secretary Khalid Hanif
and the minutes of DPC were issued on Wednesday. Meanwhile, 547 male teachers of
federal government schools would get one-time upgradation from grade 16 to grade
According to information, the meetings of the Departmental Promotion
Committee (DPC), which started on January 2 and ended on January 6, examined the
cases. The one-time promotion of teachers from grade 16 to 17 was announced by
Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani. It is pertinent to mention here that it
is only one-time promotion that has been ordered by the prime minister. Such
promotions would not occur in future until some special orders were issued by
The notification regarding one-time upgradation was issued
on October 14, 2011 after a 22-day protest march staged by college teachers.
According to information, the grade 16 teachers have been waiting for their
promotions for more than 20 years in some cases as the hiring in grade 17
through the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) had increased over years
resulting in lesser promotion opportunities for the grade 16
The promotion of teachers from grade 16 to grade 17 would take
effect from January 2011. Moreover, only cases before January 2011 would be
entertained. The eligibility criteria for one-time promotion was three-year
consecutive service in grade 16, however, there are a few teachers who have not
completed three-year service in grade 16 but only two years with some months
have also been promoted. The cases in which relaxation is given in experience
have been adjusted while giving them acting charge in various academic
The DPC for the one-time promotion cases was headed by CADD
Joint Secretary (JS) Rafique Tahir while other members of the committee included
FDE Director-General Atif Mahmood Kiyani and CADD deputy secretary
The eligibility criteria for both one-time upgradation
and time-scale promotion included that no disciplinary action has ever been
taken against the candidate and there is no adverse remarks in the Annual
Confidential Report (ACR) of the candidate.
Federal Government Teachers
Association (FGTA) President Azhar Awan said that they were pleased that their
demands have been met after a long struggle. "We are hopeful that the
upgradation of remaining teachers would also be done on immediate basis," he
Federal Government College Teachers Association (FGCTA) General
Secretary Tahir Mahmood, however, said that they were not satisfied with the
condition on which time scale formula has been applied. "We are actually given
one-time promotion after which four-tier promotion formulas would be applied,"
He demanded of the relevant authorities to revisit the policy
and allow consecutive application of time-scale formula. CADD Joint Secretary
Rafique Tahir, when contacted, said that the DPC of the teachers have been
conducted speedily so that the grievances of teachers could be addressed on
immediate basis. "The DPC of 800 female teachers have also been completed,
however, the minutes are yet to be signed," he said. He said that the process of
upgradation could not be conducted so speedily if the Federal Directorate of
Education (FDE) has not followed the process so rigorously.
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Punjab teachers' protests
Rawalpindi: The Punjab government has decided to take strict action against college teachers for
disobeying orders of the education department and staging protests in various
cities of the province.
Sources in the Punjab Education Department said that the provincial government has decided to terminate services of
those college teachers who are not following the government orders and staging
College teachers have been staging protests for last two months
in favour of their demands, including one-step upgradation and regularisation of
services of all contract teachers. On directives of the Punjab chief minister, a
committee was formed to hold talks with teachers and solve their problems but
the committee didn't show any progress. On this, all college teachers in Punjab
started protest and boycotted classes in colleges. On January 11, college
teachers staged a protest in Nasir Bagh, Lahore, and urged the government to
accept their demands.
Sources said that in first phase the Punjab
government would issue show-cause notices to protesting teachers. When contacted Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association President Ilyas
Qureshi, he said, "We have received the threat of termination, but the strike of
all college teachers would continue till the acceptance of their demands."
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Beaconite claims second position in world competition
Rawalpindi: Ebad ur Rehman, a student of grade V at Beaconhouse School System, Civil Lines Campus,
is an inspiration for millions of young Pakistanis.
He is the only
Pakistani child to participate in an international online Ole Miss Math Contest
organised by the University of Mississippi. Out of almost 1,400 participants, he
secured second position the world over in Elementary Brainteaser Ranking, says a
press release issued here on Friday.
Ebad ur Rehman's parents, Zulfiqar
Haider, a doctor, and Tahera Batool are thrilled and extremely proud of their
son. His father said, "Ebad is the gem of our family and we are always thankful
now and then for He bestowed us with a son like Ebad".
Lines Headmistress Mrs Nabila Khalid said that she was delighted with Ebad's
success. She recalled that Ebad ur Rehman had also won laurels when he won the
bronze medal in the International Kangaroo Math Contest and made the school
proud when had stood third for last two consecutive years in Abacus
International Math Challenge. He has an impressive series of excellent academic
achievements behind him already at this tender age. She said that Ebad is fond
of solving online quizzes and puzzles and also enjoys watching cartoons on TV.
Saman Imtiaz, Beaconhouse's regional communications manager, said that
Ebad ur Rehman's achievement is a source of pride for the school. She said
Beaconhouse continuously strives to develop essential skills in students from an
early age. "We are proud to be of service to Pakistan, different programmes
undertaken by the school for students and community at large are Beaconhouse's
contribution towards developing young, intelligent go-getters. Students like 28
A grades record holder Beaconite, Zohaib Asad and Ebad ur Rehman are a testimony
to the best learning environments at Beaconhouse," she said.
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RSS holds Chinese troupe performance
Islamabad: The Roots School System (RSS), in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of People's
Republic of China, Department of Culture of the People's Government of Guangdong
Province and the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan organised a Chinese Troupe
Performance at the PNCA Auditorium here on Friday.
Yang Linhai, cultural
counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, was the chief guest. Guests of honour were
Simeon B Abarquez, administration ommissioner at the Sri Lankan High Commission,
and Zardasht Shamsh, cultural attache of the Embassy of Afghanistan.
between the Chinese performances, young Rootsians mesmerised the audience with
'Festivals of China' comprising famous Chinese ribbon dance, umbrella dance, fan
dance and martial arts performance, to wish the Chinese friends 'A Happy Chinese
New Year'. Dressed in Chinese costumes, skilled with Chinese dancing techniques,
students not only shocked the audience with their dancing skills but also spoke
'Mandarin' while hosting the show. Chinese solo dances and acrobatic gymnastic
performance by professional acrobats trained in China had lasting impressions on
the minds of the audience.
In the end, the audience was spellbound while
witnessing 'Golden Meditation' by Chinese acrobats. The rounds of applause
compelled the magician to repeat his tricks and also taught few tricks to the
children upon their insistence.
Walid Mushtaq, executive director of the
Roots School System, felicitated the students who performed exhilarating Chinese
performances and gave his commitment for continuous engagement with the
Confucius Institute for even more accelerated and far-reaching Chinese language
programme and summer schools to China, so that the students could benefit from
the exposure and education beyond borders.
Speaking at the occasion
Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq said, "Our enthusiasm, dedication and devotion to
nurture Pak-China friendship is very profound."
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Plea against PU VC put off
Lahore: Justice Sheikh Ahmad Farooq of the Lahore High Court on Friday postponed for January 18
the hearing of an application challenging PU former vice chancellor Mujahid
Kamran's appointment as the varsity's acting VC.
The judge on January 2
had directed the acting vice-chancellor to personally appear. Dr Mujahid Kamran
appeared on Friday and sought time to file the reply. The judge accepted his
request and deferred the hearing. Dr Mughees-ud-Din, a candidate for the slot of
VC, had already filed a constitutional petition against expected extension to Dr
Mujahid Kamran. Now, he filed this application challenging Dr Muhajid Kamran's
appointment as acting VC. The petitioner counsel Asad Manzoor Butt submitted
that Dr Mujahid Kamran was earlier appointed as the vice chancellor for a period
of four years under section 14 of Punjab University Act and his tenure had ended
on January 2, after which he was given the acting charge. He pleaded that, under
the law, the VC could neither be granted extension nor permitted to serve as a
stopgap arrangement such as by acting charge of the slot. He alleged that Dr
Mujahid Kamran wanted to continue as a stopgap arrangement so that his wife or
cousin could be facilitated. He submitted that extension in service to a retired
VC by the government was unlawful after a judgment by the Supreme Court, which
declared extension after retirement from service as illegal and unlawful.
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PU awards seven PhDs
Lahore: Punjab University has awarded seven PhDs to candidates after completion of their
According to a press statement issued here Friday, a PhD
degree was awarded to Fauzia Anjum Chattha, daughter of Irshad Ullah Chattha, in
the subject of Chemistry after approval of her research thesis entitled
"Synthesis of Heteroarylacetic Acids and Study of Their Biological Activities."
Muhammad Amjed Hussain Cheema, son of Ch Nazir Ahmad, was awarded a PhD in
Geology after approval of his research thesis "Microfacies, Diagenesis and
Depositional Environment of Samana Suk Formation (Middle Jurassic) Carbonates
Exposed in South East Hazara and Samana Range." Syed Tanweer Hussain, S/o Syed
Shamshad Hussain Shah, was awarded a PhD in Urdu after approval of his research
thesis "Bar-e-Saghir Kay Mustashriqin Ke Urdu Kutb-e-Qawaid Ka
Tehqiqi-o-Tanqeedi Mutala." Muhammad Ayub Faridi, S/o Akbar Ali Shah, was
awarded a PhD in High Energy Physics after approval of his research thesis
"Foliation and Isometric Embeddings of Schwarzchild Spacetime." Asma Shahid
Kazi, D/o Abdul Naseer Khan, was awarded a PhD in Education after approval of
her research thesis "Use of English Language Learning Strategies by Students at
Higher Secondary Level."
Saleem Ullah, S/o Muhammad Hussain, was awarded
a PhD in Education after approval of his research thesis "The Selection of
Poetry for Inclusion into Compulsory English Curriculum Grade Six to Ten."
Rukhsana Bashir, D/o Muhammad Bashir, was awarded a PhD in Special Education
after approval of her research thesis "Causes and Remedies of Social Exclusion
of Students with Hearing Impairment."
They have completed their theses
under the supervision of Prof Dr Munawar Ali Munawar, Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz Ch,
Prof Dr Aurangzeb Alamgir, Prof Dr Haris Rashid, Prof Dr Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal,
Dr Muhammad Saeed Shahid and Prof Dr Abdul Hameed, respectively.
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Education resource centre at LCWU
Lahore: British Council Pakistan will set up an International Education Resource Centre at Lahore
College for Women University (LCWU) with the partnership of the university's
Faculty Development Centre.
According to a press statement, it was
decided during a meeting of LCWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Sabiha Mansoor, deans
and heads of departments with the representatives of British Council Pakistan
Ms Nadia Kamran, head of Education UK, British Council
Pakistan, said that the purpose of setting up this student hub was to promote
and enhance international education programmes with the expressed goal of
increasing knowledge transfer, student and staff mobility and best practices
sharing between the academic communities in Pakistan and the UK.
British Council will facilitate, build the capacity and mentor 18 faculty
members at LCWU in the following areas: Career counselling, transnational
education, linkages and research collaboration, digital aspects of
internationalization, coordinating activities and publications, attracting
regional students, business entrepreneurship, staff and student mobility and
Ms Kamran said that selected faculty members
would be trained for 6-8 weeks after that they would be kept in constant touch
through meetings, e-mail, Skype and video conferences so that they could enhance
their administrative and managerial faculties to uplift their institution
nationally and internationally. Appreciating British Council for its
cooperation, Vice Chancellor Dr Sabiha Mansoor said that her vision that LCWU
ranked in the top 500 universities in the world and setting up education
international recourse centre would help her take varsity on that height. The news
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KEMU approves changes to postgraduate programmes
Lahore: A meeting of the Academic Council of King Edward
Medical University has approved certain changes in the framework of MD/MS/MDS
Chaired by KEMU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asad Aslam Khan here on Friday, the
meeting also approved rules to make the entry test more transparent besides
giving approval for increasing the number of examiners in final
The council gave approval to start masters in the Health Professional
Education, for which the curriculum committee chairman shall submit the detailed
curriculum in the next aca-demic council meeting. The council decided that the
MD/MS/MDS postgraduate programmes should be of four-year duration.
The said programmes are: MD programme internal medicine, MD programme
pediatric medicine, MD programme preventive medicine, MD programme radiology, MD
programme dermatology, MD programme family medicine, MD programme psychiatry, MD
programme oncology, MD programme cardiology, MS programme general surgery, MS
programme obstetrics and gynecology, MS programme ophthalmology, MS programme
ENT, MS programme anesthesia, MS programme urology, MSprogramme pediatric
surgery and MDS programme oral and maxillofacial surgery.
While the five-year duration was approved for the MD/MS/MDS postgraduate
programmes which included MD programme neurology, MD programme gastroenterology,
MS programme orthopaedic surgery, MS programme plastic surgery, MS programme
cardiac surgery and MS programme neurosurgery. The council approved that the
minimum passing marks to get admission shall be 60 per cent and in final
examinations only those candidates in oral and practical shall be eligible who
obtain 60 per cent marks in the theory. Dawn
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