The Federal Authorities has eliminated the Increased Training Fee (HEC) Chairman, Dr. Tariq Banuri, sending shock waves throughout the schooling sector.
A notification confirming his removing with speedy impact was issued on Saturday.
When it comes to sub-section (5), learn with sub-section (5A), of Part 6 of HEC Ordinance, 2002, as amended vide HEC (Modification) Ordinance, 2021, Dr. Tariq Banuri has ceased to be the chairperson, HEC forthwith and is accordingly faraway from the stated publish with speedy impact.
Banuri was appointed on the publish by the previous Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in Could 2018 and was supposed to finish his time period in Could 2022.
His out-of-turn removing attracted criticism from tutorial our bodies. Nevertheless, the federal authorities appears to have a stable motive for his removing.
An HEDP audit report, accessible with ProPakistani, revealed a number of monetary irregularities and doubtful appointments of consultants.
As per the report, the previous HEC Chairman had appointed 15 consultants at hefty salaries of greater than Rs. 800,000 every. The principles set for the appointment of such consultants have been additionally ignored. The Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) had additionally taken discover of those appointments and had sought a reply from the HEC.
The HEDP report revealed that the consultants have been paid increased salaries than their particular bundle and the remuneration they have been already drawing earlier than becoming a member of the challenge.
It was revealed that a lot of the consultants have been already working with the HEC and performing the identical nature of the job at a lot decrease packages. The audit report estimated that the exuberant funds to those consultants prompted a lack of practically three million rupees each month to the nationwide exchequer.
Moreover, Dr. Tariq was additionally stated to be not in a great relationship with the vice-chancellors of public universities. As per studies, Banuri prevented assembly with VCs and listening to their grievances.
Regardless of robust reservations from stakeholders on the affiliate diploma program and the Ph.D. program, he didn’t present any flexibility on the matter or meet any vice-chancellor of any province on the problem.
Furthermore, Banuri normally prevented assembly the vice-chancellors and listening to the grievances of public universities.