A meeting of Vice Chancellors of the Universities of Sindh was convened at Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro under the Chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Karachi University Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui.Thursday, August 19th, 2010
All the Vice Chancellors of Universities of Sindh have strongly supported the University employees and faculty members for payment of adhoc relief of 50% in salaries and urged upon the Government to release funds immediately that the Universities can resolve issue of the employees and
The recommendation was made in unanimous by the Vice Chancellors of the
Universities of Sindh in a meeting hosted by Liaquat University of Medical
and Health Sciences (LUMHS) here on Wednesday at late evening. The meeting was presided over by Prof. Dr.Prizada Qasim Raza Siddiqui Vice
Chancellor Karachi University, which was attended by Prof.Dr.Nazir A.Mughal Vice Chancellor University of Sindh, Prof.Dr.A.Q.Mughal Vice
Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam , Dr. A.Q.K Rajput Vice
Chancellor Mehran University of Engineering Technology, Dr.Noushad Ahmed Shaikh Vice Chancellor Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Dr.A.B.Soomro Vice Chancellor Quaid Awam University of engineering Science and Technology Nawabshah, Mr.Muhammad Saleh Rajar Registrar of LUMHS and others. The meeting expressed its great concern on non payment of 50% adhoc salaries to the employees and faculty members which resulted unrest among them in the Universities. The meeting unanimously decided to hold a meeting with Governor Sindh/
Chancellor of the Universities in Province and formed two members committee to meet Chancellor Secretariat for fixing of date for the meeting on one agenda. The meeting while expressing great concerned on financial constraints in the Universities, unanimously decided to increase seats for admissions under self finance scheme, to launch more evening degree programs to generate funds. The meeting while considering financial crisis in the Universities decided that during next six months Universities will freeze the fresh appointments and will also cut in its expenditure which includes purchase of computers, Air conditioners, repair of the buildings and review in its overtime and allowances.
The meeting also expressed sorrow on recent flood crisis and expressed
satisfaction on role played by the Universities in support of the flood affectees in the Province on self help basis. The meeting unanimously
decided that Universities will deduct on voluntarily basis two day salary
of employees of Grade 17 and above for the support of the flood affectees.
The meeting also discussed the hardship cases of the Faculty members. It
was decided that Universities of three provinces of Pakistan have different criteria than the present recommendation by the Chancellors Secretariat. After detailed discussion, the Vice Chancellors Committee agreed to follow the decision taken by the Chancellor and recommended that the matter be placed before the Syndicate for relaxation in some cases and syndicate has the legal authority to decide any case on humanitarian grounds.
The Vice Chancellors on this occasion visited the flood relief camps established in surroundings of the Universities.