Two UAF officials at odds over power
FAISALABAD, July 7(Dawn): The registrar and acting treasurer of the University
of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), have developed differences over the issue of
employees' 'selection' for extra duty honorarium, learnt on
The UAF administration approved honorarium worth Rs4 million for
its 'select' employees for their 'extra duties' in the last financial year some
five days ago. Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Bashir Ahmed approved the list of
'select' officers, prepared by department heads with the consent of the
The administration has no clearly stated criteria to assess
the performance of employees to select them for extra salaries.
the tussle, both Registrar Muhammad Husain and acting treasurer Dr Shahid Afzal
Gill stopped approving bills of one another's departments.
the registrar objected to the selection of employees of pre-audit and budget
sections for extra salaries. But the treasurer wanted to grant extra pays to
employees of both departments.
They said the acting treasurer wanted to
facilitate them to win their favours, as he intended to hold the seat
permanently. They said if both departments raised objections over his
performance, it would create problems for Mr Gill to achieve the
But the register is doing his best to stop Mr Gill from becoming
a permanent treasurer.
Insiders said Mr Gill had been serving under the
command of the registrar as he still holds the charge of deputy registrar. Mr
Husain doesn't want to see his junior official a permanent
They said Mr Gill won the race of honorarium by bagging six
additional salaries. The administration justified the act on the basis that he
had been handling three posts - treasurer, deputy treasurer and deputy registrar
of the students' record branch. However, the registrar also got two extra
VC Dr Bashir Ahmed met the treasurer and asked him to run the
business of the institution smoothly. The treasure, sources said, using his
influence asked bank authorities not to release payment for extra salary to the
registrar. But the registrar managed to withdraw it.
Sources said most
employees and officers granted extra salaries had succeeded in withdrawing their
payments in connivance with treasury department officials.
and treasure were not available for comment.
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