Peshawar University lecturers' promotion opposed
PESHAWAR, Sep 1: A group of Peshawar University's syndicate members have
appealed to the NWFP governor against promotion of some lecturers, which they
said has no legal standing. The university administration, on the other hand,
has reserved the right to take the matter to the court.
A spokesman for
the university told APP here on Friday that under section 39 of the University
of Peshawar Act 1947, university employees can appeal to the governor
(chancellor) only when their job or its related matters are affected by an
order. And the appeal can only be sent through the vice-chancellor and cannot be
addressed directly to the chancellor.
The chancellor cannot be contacted
directly, he said. Therefore, the step taken by some syndicate members is
illegal and can be challenged in the court, he said.
The teaching staff
has expressed full satisfaction over the 397th meeting of the university
syndicate and the administration, he added.
Except for a few members of
the syndicate who left the meeting over personal matters and are now resorting
to a blame game, the members who were present were satisfied with it, he
Peshawar University Teachers Association (PUTA) general secretary
Dr Hizbullah Khan has appreciated the decisions of the recent syndicate meeting
and assured his full support on behalf of the teaching community.
pertinent to mention here that the code of conduct was properly followed during
the meeting and the chancellor has been informed of the actual situation, he
According to the spokesman, the promotion of lecturers was made in
line with the policy of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and all objections
levelled against it are false. APP