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FPSC screening tests from June 22
Islamabad, June 11: Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) will hold professional screening tests from June 22 to July 1,
said a press release on Wednesday. The test will be held simultaneously, at
Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, D.I. Khan, Gilgit, Multan and
Sukkur for various posts in Commission's consolidated advertisement nos. 19/2008
FPSC comes to a standstill without a chairman
Islamabad: Despite the lapse of 70 days, President Asif Zardari has not yet
appointed a new chairman for the Federal Public Service
Without a chairman, the functioning of the FPSC has literally
come to a standstill. Neither the process for the fresh appointments could be
started nor those whose nominations have already been finalised by the
Commission could be processed any further in this situation, sources in the FPSC
Under Article 242(1-A) of the 1973 Constitution, it is the
discretion of the president to appointment the Commissionís chairman.The last
chairman, Lt-Gen (retd) Shahid Hameed, retired on March 29. However, despite the
lapse of almost 70 days, the president has not yet appointed a new
The FPSC is the countryís top institution that makes BS-16 and
above appointments in almost all the federal government departments besides
conducting the Central Superior Services (CSS) competition every year to make
appointments in the civil services.
Under the FPSC Act, the chairman has
such a crucial role in the functioning of the Commission that in his absence the
recruitment process could neither be initiated nor finalised. The Commission
also comprises eleven members but they too are dependent on the work assigned to
them by the chairman. In absence of the chairman, no member or any other
official of the Commission could look after the work of the chairmanís office.
The government also does not have any power to appoint an acting chairman till
the appointment of a regular one by the president.
The sources said the
CSS 2008 allocations to the successful candidates were awaiting the sanction of
the Commissionís chief. The result of the CSS 2008 was announced when the former
chairman was in the office but the allocations are yet be made against over 300
vacancies already conveyed by the Establishment Division to the FPSC. The FPSC
sources said that all the homework is complete regarding the CSS allocations,
which now only require the chairmanís sanction.
Besides, the sources
said, the Commission was also helpless to process either those appointments that
were sought by different ministries and departments or the nominations that had
already been finalised by the Commissionís committees but not yet sent to the
respective government departments.
The Commission in routine receives
requests from different government agencies to make appointments against the
posts that fall within its purview. These posts are advertised following which
test and interviews are conducted. For the interviews, it is the chairman, who
Similarly, some of the two-member committees,
which were assigned to interview candidates against different government posts
by the former chairman, have completed their assignments and sent their
nominations to the chairman office for approval and for their further processing
to the respective government department etc for appointment. But these
nomination cases are also waiting for the chairmanís formal approval. However,
no one knows when would the president appoint the new FPSC chief.
"I think it is most appreciated thing to held job fair. it is contribution for against unemployment. i think the appointment of chairman fpsc should be made immediately by the honourhable president of pk on fast measures "
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'530 university teachers work under TTS'
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Quality Assurance Director and former
Vice Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad Dr Azam Khwaja
has revealed that 530 teachers are working at various universities of
the country under Tenure Track System (TTS).
a lecture in Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology
(FUUAST) on Tuesday, Khwaja urged teachers to appreciate that in the
recent past, it was unthinkable that a teacher could receive 312,000
rupees in salaries or attain more than grade 20. "HEC has done
precisely that in order to enhance the standard of education in the
country. We have granted scholarships for higher education to hundreds
of students and teachers. More than 400 of such students have returned
and are contributing to improving the standard of teaching in the
FUUAST Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Qaiser also spoke
at the occasion, and expressed hope that the HEC would continue its
fine work despite the financial crunch.
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UAE students excel in language courses at NUML
Islamabad: A graduation ceremony was held at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) here on Tuesday for 20
students from the UAE who completed their courses in regional languages.
The courses commenced about two years ago after the signing of an MoU between the Government of UAE and NUML in May 2007.
Ambassador Ali Saif Al Awani was the chief guest on the occasion. The
graduation ceremony was attended by high officials from the office of
Presidential Affairs, Abu Dhabi, and guests from the UAE embassy along
with the rector and deans and heads of departments at NUML.
on the occasion, Director Academics Saeed Akhtar Malik said that the
young graduating scholars, who earlier had no idea of our regional
languages, have now achieved preliminary targets of courses with their
hard work, dedication and interest.
"Four students learned
Balochi, four Bengali, four Pushto, three Punjabi, two Persian and
three learned Urdu language. During their training, emphasis was laid
on four language learning skills - reading, writing, listening and
speaking," he said.
"Special syllabi were designed for the UAE
students to make them proficient in these skills while a team of
qualified teachers was deputed to teach and achieve the desired goals,"
Saeed Akhtar Malik said and added that the students were evaluated,
assessed and supervised without any relaxation.
ceremony, the students spoke about their education and stay in Pakistan
in the languages they had learned at NUML. Their speeches were
appreciated by all present on the occasion, especially UAE Ambassador
Ali Saif Al Awani, who congratulated the students on their
Later, certificates, souvenirs and gifts were given to students by the chief guest. The News
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IIUI job fair
Islamabad: Over 30,000 people will participate in a two-day
national job fair starting Tuesday at International Islamic University
Islamabad (IIUI), said IIUI President Dr Anwar Siddiqui in a press statement on
He said first day of the job fair would be reserved for male
students, while the second for female students. He said the job fair would
certainly benefit 17,000 students - 7,000 females and 10,000 males - of the
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