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HEC still lacks notified service rules
Islamabad, Mar 30: Even after seven years of its establishment, the Higher
Education Commission (HEC) still lacks notified service rules to follow legal
procedure for the recruitment of new employees and promoting existing staff
The commission has become a headless body as there is no
chairman at present and is headed by MNA Shahnaz Wazir Ali as in-charge
nowadays. According to the 2002 ordinance, the commission could be headed by a
reputed scientist or educationist.
The HEC was established in 2002,
replacing the University Grants Commission (UGC), with a view to promoting
higher education for the better future of the country. However, the commission
lacks rules to resolve matters related to services.
"There are no
notified service rules despite the fact that the Ordinance 2002, under which the
commission was formed, clearly directed for framing and getting the rules
approved by the competent authority, the sources said.
As per the HEC
ordinance 2002, the HEC would have to follow the UGC rules until it frames its
own rules, however, the practice is not being followed, the sources
Although the HEC commission is authorized to take decisions
regarding the service matters, however it is bound to follow the rules and
regulations approved by the Establishment Division.
The sources claimed
that the fresh appointments as well as promotions made in the commission are
merely done on whimsical grounds and against the directives of the Establishment
An ESTA Code of Establishment Division reads as "where a cadre
has definite quotas reserved for departmental promotions and direct recruitment,
promotions against the departmental quota should be made first and the posts
reserved for the direct recruitment filled later."
"At least 20 posts of
BSP-17 have been filled without following the rules. Similarly 10 recruitments
have been made in BSP-18, five in BSP-19 and all the posts over 19 are being
filled by outsiders," the sources said.
The sources said that
advertisements given for filling such vacancies are fabricated in such a way
that they suit only those persons who are already proposed to be selected for
The Establishment Division has also given clear directions for
calling promotion board meetings at least twice a year, however, the commission
has not called the same during past five or six years and has recruited and
promoted people without following legal procedure.
The extensions to the
MP1 (Managerial Personnel), MP-2 and MP-3 are being provided without the
permission of the prime minister, who, by law, is competent authority to grant
The sources said that this whole mess has badly affected
the existing employees and officers of the commission who have threatened to
approach the court if the malpractice continues.
HEC In-charge Shahnaz
Wazir Ali said that notified service rules have so far not been
framed by the commission but some amendments have been made in the rules and
procedures introduced by the UGC in the past.
She said every promotion is
being made in line with the rules and procedures, adding that the commission
would soon be able to introduce its own set of rules.
To a question, she
said, there has been shortage of funds due to economic recession that has become
a global phenomenon, and it would take some few weeks after which every thing
would fall into place.
Replying to another question, she said, some
quarters have been constantly engaged in spreading speculations about the future
of HEC, but "I categorically say that there is no such suggestion and the HEC
would continue to work in future for the promotion of higher education in the
country." The News
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Screening tests of FPSC from April 11
Islamabad: Federal Public Service Commission will hold Professional Screening Tests from 11-04-2009 to 13-04-2009 simultaneously at
Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan and Sukkur for various
posts advertised in Commission's Consolidated Advertisement Nos. 17, 2008 to 18,
The admission certificates along with syllabi and timetable for
tests have been dispatched to all the candidates by registered post and E-mail.
No candidate will be allowed entry to the examination hall without
For further details, the candidates may visit
FPSC Website: www.fpsc.gov.pk or contact on Phone Nos. 051-9212331 and
9205075/241. Any change in the schedule etc. will be duly notified. app
FPSC director charged with sedition
Islamabad: Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) Chairman Lt Gen (r) Shahid Hamid has imposed 'compulsory
retirement' with immediate effect on FPSC Director Fakhr-e-Alam on charges of
sedition, subversion, gross misconduct, insubordination and leading an 'illegal'
strike of employees.
A notification to this effect was issued on Friday
and will be published in the Gazette of Pakistan Extra Ordinary: Part-III.
According to the notice, the commission reserves the right to prosecute
Fakhr-e-Alam under Section 5 of Pakistan Essential Services (Maintenance) Act,
It says that he has been proven guilty of criminal offences of
disobedience, persuading others to disobey and absenting himself from work. He
was sent on forced leave after the FPSC employees went on strike against the
alleged corruption of the FPSC secretary on February 26, it
Fakhr-e-Alam was served show-cause notice on February 24 on charges
of gross misconduct and inefficiency. Fakhr-e-Alam wrote a letter urging all
senior officers to 'stand up' against 'evil doers' which resulted into a strike
of FPSC officers and employees from February 26 to March 9.
not only seriously hampered functioning of FPSC but also caused postponement of
CSS Examination-2009. The FPSC termed the attitude of the director as
'rebellious'. Daily Times
UK varsity awards PhD to Pakistani student
Islamabad: The University of Manchester has awarded a Pakistani student,
Shehzad Khalid, with a PhD degree in Computation after he attended the
university as a regular student for four years in Manchester, says a press
The topic of Shehzad Khalid's research was 'Motion
Classification Using Spatio-Temporal Approximation of Object Trajectories.' He
is one of the few Pakistani students who have been awarded a degree in this
specialisation by a well-reputed foreign university.
During his PhD, he
managed to present and get published 12 of his research papers in reputed
conferences and journals. He also presented papers at various conferences held
in Ireland, England, Holland, Singapore and the US.
that through this achievement, he has contributed his bit towards the
improvement of Pakistani students' image abroad.
Earlier, after his
preliminary education at Islamabad International Public School and Islamabad
Model College for Boys F-8/4, Shehzad Khalid got his Bachelor's degree in
Computer System Engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering
Sciences & Technology, Topi. He completed his Master's degree in Software
Engineering from National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST),
Rawalpindi with CGPA of 4.0/4.0 - a rare feat on the NUST record, followed by
earning a Higher Education Commission scholarship.
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A fake degree holder in NWFP Assembly
Peshawar: The Gomal University of Dera Ismail Khan has allegedly issued a fake
degree to an MPA of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, elected on NWFP Assembly seat
reserved for minorities.
According to the documentary proofs obtained, minority MPA Kishor Kumar son of Jod Lal, who had been elected on the
MMA ticket to the NWFP Assembly, had obtained a fake B.A degree from the Gomal
University DI Khan to meet the condition of holding graduation degree for making
it to the provincial assembly.
The gazette of supplementary examination
B.A Part-1, 1999 revealed that Kumar appeared in the examination as private
candidate under roll No 1195 and failed in the political science subject while
under the same roll number he was to re-appear in the English subject in the
supplementary examination of bachelor Ôs degree in Part-11 in 1999.
However, the JUI-F MPA got B.A provisional degree along with DMC
(detailed marks certificate) for the same examination wherein he was declared
passed and with 237 out of 550 marks.
Well-placed sources, having close
links to the administration block of Gomal University, said the provisional
degree of Kishor Kumar did not carry signatures of some officials concerned.
The sources said that fake signature and seal of assistant registrar of
the Degree Cell, Gomal University, were affixed on the BA degree of Kishor
However, when contacted by phone, the assistant registrar of the
Degree Cell, Gomal University, DI Khan, Hafizullah Khattak, didn't commit
himself on the subject. He said that he could provide copies of the
same documents provided a letter along with the required degree fee was sent to
him. However, he noted that anything was possible in Pakistan, particularly in
the education department.
Kishor Kumar, who has close association with
the younger brother of Maulana Fazl Rahman, did not clarify his position when
contacted on his cell (0333-9952089) time and again even when he was told about
his alleged fake degree from Gomal University.
The administration of
Gomal University DI Khan was earlier accused of issuing fake degree to a senior PPP leader, which was challenged by his political rivals in the
court soon after general elections 2008.
AMC organises parliamentary debate
Rawalpindi: The Army Medical College (AMC) organised an inter-company
parliamentary debate competition on the subject, 'Is the Human Race Really
Well organized by Lt. Col Khadija along with Bilal Munir
and Safoora Naveed from final year MBBS as stage secretaries and participated by
students of different company's and levels of study, the debate was of a high
standard; lively and well argued by both the 'For' and 'Against' teams. In
conclusion the motion was soundly rejected by a majority vote taken by a show of
hands, which is food for thought for all of us.
Major General Safwan
Majid Janjua was the chief guest. The panel of judges included Shehla Inayat;
Ishaq Khan Niazi and Shahid Aziz (educationists) and Ishrat Hyatt (writer).
While the results were being compiled, two students, Zeb Malik (4th year Ayesha
Company) and Fareeha Gaffar (2nd year Fatima Company) recited poems they had
written showcasing their talent, while Murtaza Zaman (final year Razi Company)
entertained the audience with a few jokes.
The audience response to this
light interlude was as vociferous as it was during the debate and it was a good
feeling to see these young people taking such a proactive and positive interest
in the proceedings. It gives us hope that the future of Pakistan is in good
The chief guest presented winners mementos and trophies while the
judges received plaques as a mark of appreciation. The winners were Nisar-e
Fatima speaking for the motion and Jawad Qureshi against it. Runners up were
Tauqeer Rahat (for the motion) while Muhammad Bilal and Sadaf Irshad.shared the
honours for the 'against' argument. The overall winner was Ayub Company and the
runners up Qasim Company. With the 'For' team mentioned first and the 'Against'
team mention after them, the participants were:- Qasim Company: Mohammed Bilal
(3rd year) Resource person Mohammed Azeem (2nd year) Asfandyar Yusuf (1st year)
Resource person Usman Ali Abid (3rd year) Razi Company: Kamran Dar (final)
Resource person Mohsin Khan (2nd year) and Majid Ali (2nd year) Resource person
Aqib Nadeem (4th year) Sina Company: Tauqeer Rahat (final year) Resource person
Uzair Khan (4th year) Sadeem Rizwan (2nd year) Resource person Usman Shah (2nd
year) Ayub Company: Farhan Akram (2nd year) resource person Mamoon Mujahid (2nd
year) Jawad Quereshi (2nd year) Resource person Abdul Wahab (Final) Ayesha
Company: Nisar-e-Fatima (2nd year) Resource person Fatima Abbasi (2nd year) Saba
Waqar (2nd year) Resorce person Amna Farooq (2nd year) Fatima Company: Ammara
Iftikhar (3rd year) Resource person Sannia Khan (3rd year) Sadaf Irshad (2nd
year) Resource person Anum Kahlid (2nd year) By Our Correspondent. The News
"Very sad to say that corruption is on peak in pakistan.Every post is sold before been advertized.Today we have forgotton that what we have forgotton. "
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