ISLAMABAD: A search committee headed by Federal Minister for Schooling Rana Tanveer Hussain will conduct interviews of shortlisted candidates for the appointment of chairman Increased Schooling Fee (HEC) from Monday.
The interview course of will proceed for 3 days. Sources within the training ministry instructed Daybreak that 140 candidates had utilized for the publish and 50 of them have been shortlisted.
The publish of chairman HEC fell vacant on Could 29 after the retirement of Dr Tariq Banuri, who accomplished his four-year time period.
Surprisingly, the ministry didn’t begin the method of hiring a brand new chairman on time and even adverts inviting functions was printed only a week earlier than the retirement of Dr Banuri.
Submit fell vacant on Could 29 after retirement of Dr Tariq Banuri
When the ministry knew that the HEC chairman will full its tenure on Could 29, why this course of was not initiated in March-April for well timed appointment, mentioned an official of the HEC.
“That is unlucky that round three weeks after the retirement of the chairman, the ministry goes to conduct interviews now,” mentioned the official. He mentioned an inquiry must be carried out to repair accountability in order that in future all such appointments are made on time.
Nevertheless, an officer of the Ministry of Schooling mentioned performing cost of the chairman HEC had already been given to Govt Director Dr Shaista Sohail by the ministry on June 15 after approval of the prime minister.
The method of interview goes to begin on Monday and after three days the committee will ship three names to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for selecting considered one of them as the brand new head of the HEC.
The HEC is a regulator of 235 universities – 141 within the public and 94 within the personal sector. It yearly will get over Rs100 billion as improvement and non-development price range. Nevertheless, at present, it has no common chairman whereas its govt director (ED), who’s taking care of the affairs of the chairperson, can also be engaged on a brief foundation.
She retired final yr after reaching the age of superannuation however her tenure was prolonged twice, initially for 3 months. Later, she was allowed to proceed working till the appointment of a brand new ED, whose appointment has additionally been going through delay.
The publish of ED fell vacant in 2018 after resignation of Dr Arshad Ali. Later, HEC twice marketed the publish however couldn’t fill it.
In 2020, the federal authorities posted Dr Shaista Sohail, a civil servant, because the ED. Earlier this yr, Dr Tariq Banuri had marketed the publish of ED and referred to as a variety board assembly however as a result of litigation he couldn’t make the appointment.
Printed in Daybreak, June twentieth, 2022