PU syndicate approves upgrade of 436 posts
LAHORE, May 19(Daily Times): The Punjab University (PU)
Syndicate in its 1672nd meeting held on Friday has approved the recommendations
of a selection board presented on May 8 for upgrading 436 PU faculty members to
the next scale, according to a PU press release.
The board recommended
that the professors currently on basic scale (BS)-20 should be upgraded to
BS-21, associate professors from BS-19 to BS-20, assistant professors from BS-18
to BS-19 and lecturers from BS-17 to BS-18. Sixty professors, 64 associate
professors, 155 assistant professor and 157 lecturers would be upgraded due to
The meeting also approved overseas PhD scholarships for 20
permanent faculty members and 12 non-permanent faculty members provided by the
Higher Education Commission (HEC) under the Staff Development Programme. These
faculty members will travel to various European countries for study in two
PU Vice Chancellor Lt Gen (r) Arshad Mehmood said that the
university was progressing and was focussing on academic and research
The VC chaired the meeting and Registrar Dr Muhammad Naeem
Khan was the secretary. Other members of the syndicate who attended the meeting
include: Justice (r) Sardar Ahmad Iqbal, Education Department's Adil Rasheed
Khan, Finance Department's Raja Jahangir Anwar and Shahzad Alam.
summer vacations from June 18: PU sources said that the university's teaching
departments, institutes, centres and constituent colleges would remain closed
for the summer vacations from June 18 to July 30. Notification in this regard by
the university will be issued today (May 19).
Suparco land lease renewal
approved: The PU Syndicate approved the renewal of the land lease agreement with
Space and Upper Atmospheric Research Commission (Suparco) for ten years with
revised terms and conditions.
After the meeting, Registrar Khan said that the Syndicate had extended a previous contract with the Suparco
for ten years, adding that the university had decided that all contracts would
be subjected for reconsideration after every two years. He said the PU would
also charge Suparco per-acre agriculture rate. He added that Suparco would help
improve PU laboratories and provide training and apprenticeships to PU students
studying physics, chemistry and space sciences etc.
A controversy had
erupted between the PU and Suparco in 2006 when the PU had refused Suparco's
request for the provision of additional 50 acres besides the existing 12 acres
it already had of the university's land.
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