National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training Thursday directed the Vice Chancellor Federal Urdu University to ensure early release of teachers’ salaries.
The committee which met here under the chairmanship of the Col. (R) Dr Amirullah Marwat expressed annoyance over the absence of the varsity VC Salman D. Muhammad and directed him to ensure his presence in the next meeting.
The chairman said the VC of the university has fake degrees adding that ultimately he should have to leave the university. The committee also took strict notice of the malpractice and mismanagement in the university saying that the present VC was involved in misuse of varsity’s funds.
The committee suggested that the Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) should be given power to take action against the mismanagement of the VC’s of the universities.
The body, therefore directed Dr Mukhtar Ahmad to draft a bill regarding the required powers of chairman and present it in the next meeting of the body so that it can be approved from the lower house.
The committee also asked the chairman HEC to check the degrees of the VC’s of the all universities. The NA body also directed the Sir Syed Institute of Technology established in B-17 Islamabad to vacate its building by the end of this semester in March.
The body was informed by the CDA planning member that the institute has occupied the building of Sir Syed Memorial Society illegally so we will vacate it in the last week of the December.
On the request of the members of the body, the CDA will wait till the end of the running semester in March so that the future of the students could be saved.
Despite several notices of the CDA and order of the Supreme Court since last four years, the management of the Sir Syed Institute was not ready to vacate it, Planning member CDA told the committee. The committee also discussed the plagiarism in the thesis of the PhD students and call for the strict action gainst them.
Dr Mukhtar Ahmad informed the committee that HEC has a strong policy on plagiarism adding that since 2007 a total of the 201 cases of plagiarism have been registered in the commission out of which 47 were proved.
While discussing the promotion issues of the Abdul Wali Khan University the body called for making a proper management, laws and a policy for the appointments and promotions in all universities to avoid any malpractice.—APP