PU budget | ICT scholarships
PU's Rs1.2bn budget approved
Lahore, July 04: The Punjab University
Syndicate has approved a hefty Rs1.199 billion deficit budget for the financial
year 2011-12 blaming that the federal government did not grant to meet the
payment of enhanced salaries and pension.
The university administration says the impact of enhanced salaries and
pension during the current financial year will be Rs533.623 million.
Overall, the Syndicate meeting presided over by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr
Mujahid Kamran has approved a budget of Rs5.024 billion, while expecting an
income of Rs3.826 billion.
Of total expected income, the PU administration has calculated that it will
generate some Rs2.543 billion (66 per cent) from its own resources and get a
Rs1.283 billion (34 per cent) grant from the Higher Education Commission,
including Rs29.016 million for the Tenure Track System.
The break-up of Rs5.024 billion expenditure shows that the university expects
to spend Rs2.281 billion on payment of pay and regular allowances, Rs634.102
million on other allowances and benefits, Rs406.027 million on pension,
Rs305.951 million on utility charges, Rs396.750 million on conduct and
remuneration of examination, Rs654.976 million on other current expenditure,
Rs255.245 million on development expenditure. It will also spend Rs29.016
million on tenure track system and offer scholarships to students to the tune of
This year, the PU Syndicate approved establishment of three endowment funds
â€" Pension Endowment Fund, Research Endowment Fund and Employees Welfare
It may be mentioned that the Research Endowment Fund was established in 1998
with an initial grant of Rs50 million by the then prime minister. The Syndicate
decided that the Research Endowment Fund would be strengthened by contribution
from the university, contribution from federal and provincial governments,
donations and contributions from other sources at home and abroad.
The PU Employees Welfare Fund will be utilised for the welfare of
university's regular employees of BPS-1 to 16 and their families. The university
will initially contribute and invest an amount of Rs20 million and thereafter
will contribute Rs3 million on an annual basis. It will use the income of the
fund for welfare of employees by providing them interest-free loans, giving
financial assistance, offering performance-based awards, making special grants
to its employees in exceptional cases, providing marriage grants as well as
granting educational scholarships to the children of regular in-service
university employees. Dawn
Name: jibran sher
City, Country: nowshera
"please pu main BSCS ki last date to bta dain or uska minimum merite b bta dain."
Name: m kamran khalid
City, Country: sahiwal
"plz tell me.when nict scholar ship rejistration open in pu."
Name: Abdul ahad
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10,000 to be trained under ICT scholarship programme
Islamabad: As many as 10,000 students will be trained under national Information Communication
Technology (ICT), scholarship programme, in the current fiscal year 2011-12, who
will get scholarships for four years bachelor's degree programme in various
Besides this, basic Information Technology(IT)
training initiated by Pakistan Computer Bureau for providing adequate basic
computer skills will benefit approximately 5,000 government employees during the
According to official data available, the budget earmarked for
2011-12 will further enhance the human resource development, IT industry
development, e-government, infrastructure development and will create employment
opportunities in the IT sector. During the current year, focus on human resource
development related projects will continue for providing IT training to
government employees and the public.
Official sources in IT Ministry told
APP that emphasis on improving the IT infrastructure will continue so that more
international IT companies are attached to undertake business in the country
alongside the domestic IT companies.
Furthermore, Centre of Excellence in
Advanced Software Technologies and Open Source will be established to increase
the use of open source software technologies within the
According to official data available, automation of Central
Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) project is underway and in the next year
it is envisaged to be completed.
The sources pointed out that National
response centre for cyber crimes (NR3C), plans to establish new forensic
facilities at Peshawar and Quetta and disseminate information to make public
aware about cyber crimes and how it can help them. The news
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IIUI has no proper link, service roads
Islamabad: Every day the students of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) have to cover several
extra kilometers to reach their classes because their university has no proper
link and service roads.
"Even the H-11 Graveyard in the neighbourhood has dual service lanes," said
an official in the administration of the IIUI explaining how the university even
had to build its own road from its budget to connect the front campus gates with
the double road passing in front of the graveyard and the police lines.
Ali Ahmed said he had to leave home for the bus stand 15 to 20 minutes
earlier. "Leaving home and reaching the gates of the university means going
around the entire H-10 sector," the BBA student at IIUI said.
The official explained how the IIUI had no proper access
from the Kashmir Highway unlike the military run National University Science and
Technology (NUST) roughly a kilometer farther up the road, which had two
entrances from the Kashmir Highway and a fancy round about.
The official gave the example of FAST University that also had link
"The Capital Development Authority recently gave access to the Nescom
hospital in the neighbourhood through the railway tracks that opened up towards
sector I-10 but denied a similar access that opened up into the I sector to
connect with IIUI," the official explained adding how the university spent
exorbitant amounts on fuel for the busses just because of missing link and
The university spent nearly Rs3 million every month on fuel for the 60 buses
of them nearly two dozen pick and drop students in the I sector.
Ch Nazir who is president of the IIUI Staff Welfare Association has to cover
70 kilometers on his car every day. "I have to make four to five trips to pick
up my children from school, drop them home and return to work besides commuting
on official business," he said.
He pointed out that the matter of link road should have been taken up with
the civic authority at the time when the university was being established.
The present alternative route further delayed students not just because of
traffic congestions during office hours every morning but also because of the
broken roads, complained another student.
"The CDA is responsible for providing all basic necessities. If there is a
provision for link and service roads in the site plan, the university could
pursue their case," said an official with the CDA.
But then another official said that the government had already provided land
to the university on amenity rates. "CDA is not responsible to provide link
roads. The university is supposed to have them constructed out of their own
budgets," the official said. Dawn
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