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GCU teachers serving under tenure track go unpaid
Lahore, Sep 4: Teaching faculty of the Government College University (GCU) Lahore serving under
Tenure Track System (TTS) has not been paid salary of the last two months.
The delay has been greatly irking the faculty members who had faced
similar problem a couple of months ago when salaries for the months of January
to April under the TTS were paid in May 2009. This time the teachers have been
waiting for salaries of the months of July and August.
A number of GCU
teachers on condition of anonymity said the "regular" delay had become a matter
of great concern for them while the university administration was taking no heed
of growing unrest among the teachers.
They said though TTS faculty
members had been receiving pay against university grades (Basic Pay Scale) yet
it was quite meagre as compared to salary package of the Tenure Track System.
"Under university grades, we are paid peanuts", said one of the teachers, adding
"If we have been awarded TTS, we should also be given the salaries under this
He further said the delay in paying salary under the Tenure
Track System had become a regular feature at the GCU. He said this year salary
for the months of January, February, March and April was paid in May. "Last year
we faced similar problems" he said questioning "What wrong we have done?"
A number of teachers were of the view that it was only because of
mismanagement on part of GCU administration that those serving under the TTS
were suffering. "There is no such problem at the Punjab University", commented
another teacher while adding "The Higher Education Commission releases grants on
annual basis for TTS programme".
It is pertinent to mention here that
under the Tenure Track System, the salary over and above the Basic Pay Scale
(BPS) is paid by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and it is learnt that the
amount is transferred to the universities on annual basis. Under the revised
salary structure, salary of a professor on TTS is around Rs 300,000, for
associate professor over Rs 200,000 and for assistant professor the salary is
over Rs 150,000 per month.
When contacted, GCU
Registrar Sahibzada Faisal Khursheed said the HEC had yet to release terminal
grants owing to which those serving on TTS were not paid the salaries. "However
they are getting salary against university grades on regular basis", he said,
adding "The delay in connection with TTS salary has occurred many times". He
rejected the claim that the delay was because of mismanagement on part of
To a question, Mr Faisal said 48 teachers were
serving the GCU on Tenure Track System. HEC executive director Dr Sohail H Naqvi
was not available for comments as he is out of country these days. When
contacted, HEC's Advisor on Quality Assurance (Q&A) Dr Riaz Hussain Qureshi
said only 20 per cent of the recurring grants had been released so far, adding
its utilisation was done by varsities as per their own priorities.
said there were problems in some universities in connection with grants for TTS
as the track system was not clear there. "The GCU might be among these
universities", he said, adding "I can confirm this only after going through
details". The news
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UVAS gets two new deans
Lahore: Punjab Governor and the UVAS Chancellor Salman
Taseer has appointed Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha as Dean of Faculty of Animal
Production and Technology and Prof Dr Ijaz Ahmed as Dean of Faculty of
Bio-sciences of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore
for a period of three years.
The varsity spokesman said here Thursday that Prof
Dr Talat Naseer Pasha did his PhD in Animal Nutrition from the West Virginia
University, USA, and has over 29 years of teaching, research and administration
experience. While Prof Dr Ijaz Ahmed did his PhD from the University of
Minnesota, USA, got Post-Doc training from Canada and has more than 33 years of
teaching and research experience. Prof Pasha is an HEC approved supervisor for
PhD and has supervised over 60 MPhil and PhD students, while four HEC scholars
are now-a-days pursuing their PhD studies under his supervision. He has
published over 40 research publications in international refereed scientific
journals and presented papers in many national and international conferences.
has won eight research grants and currently conducting three research projects
sponsored by the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council and Higher Education
Commission. He developed PC-I of the UVAS and worked as first registrar of the
university, chairman, Department of Animal Nutrition and Dean Faculty of Life
Sciences Business Management.
Currently he is acting Vice-Chancellor of the
UVAS. He is member of Board of Studies of Institute of Animal Nutrition and Feed
Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and Institute of Industrial
Bio-technology, GC University, Lahore. Prof Pasha is President of the Asian
Buffalo Association, Member of International Buffalo Federation and Country
Representative of International Goat Association, USA, Fellow of Animal
Nutrition Society of India, and Member of Editorial Board of Indian Journal of
He has been working as consultant to GTZ (German Agency of
Technical Cooperation), Livestock and Dairy Development Board, SMEDA, US Grain
Council, IDRC, Canada and many private sector commercial projects in livestock
and poultry sector. Prof Dr Ijaz Ahmed has also served national universities of
the USA, Canada and Jordan.
He has published more than 50 research papers in the
USA, UK, Germany, Canada and France. Before appointment as dean, Prof Ijaz was
working as Chairman Department of Physiology and Biochemistry of the UVAS on
Tenure Track System. He has also been awarded the best university teacher award
and other international honours. App
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ACCA partners with OMV
Lahore: ACCA Pakistan has awarded Platinum Approved Employer Status to OMV. This award is the highest level
recognition in the Approved Employer Scheme and symbolizes OMV's achievement of attaining best practice standards
relating to the support of ACCA trainees and members in the workplace.
Mr Markus Turczyn, Head of
Finance, OMV, commended ACCA Pakistan as their Professional Development and Training Partner and said
that, "OMV will achieve new horizons of best practice standards through this partnership of professional
excellence, which will develop our Finance Team to meet the challenges of Exploration & Production
Congratulating, OMV on this occasion, Mr Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan lauded
OMV's dedication towards employee retention and talent cultivation and said that this strategic partnership
will indeed have a remarkable impact on their business value.
Also present at the ceremony were, Mr Syed
Raza Haider – Financial Controller, Mr Naveed Akhtar – Manager JV Accounts and Mr Adeel Rahmani – HR Manager from
OMV and Mr Haroon A Jan, Head of Business Development, ACCA Pakistan.
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