CSS exams in February
Islamabad, Oct 14: Pakistan Public Service Commission (FPSC) will hold CSS Competitive Examination-2015 for recruitment to posts in BS-17 in occupational groups and services under the Federal Government with effect from February next.
The candidates both male and females including disabled persons will compete for the posts in commerce and Trade Group, Foreign Service of Pakistan, Information Group, Inland Revenue Service, Military Lands and Cantonments Group, Office Management Group, Pakistan Administrative Service, Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service, Pakistan Customs Service, Police Service of Pakistan, Postal Group and Railways (Commercial and Transportation) Group, according to official sources here.
The examination is likely to be held at Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, D.G. Khan, D.I. Khan Faisalabad, Gilgit, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Larkana, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Sukkur depending upon the number of candidates.
The federal government has reserved 10 percent of the vacancies for women and 5 per cent for the minorities. The newsYour Comments
New private schools banned in Rawalpindi Cantt
Rawalpindi: Rawalpindi Cantt Executive Officer Fahim Zafar Khan has imposed ban on opening new private schools in the residential areas of Rawalpindi Cantt.†Cantonment Board and Private Schools Organizations have reached consensus on formulating policy with regard to the private schools already functioning in residential areas. No action will be taken against the private educational institutions without assigning any reason. SOP in place will be fully implemented in letter and spirit for promotion of quality education. Fahim Zafar Khan said that high court had ordered for bringing to end all commercial activities in the residential areas of Rawalpindi Cantt. "Private schools which don't fulfill the conditions of SOP will be †given adequate time to relocate from residential areas and not to deviate from provisions of SOP.†Daily times
Higher education to become a dream in coming years
Islamabad: If the government never takes initiative for establishment of new universities and provision of education at low fee structure then higher education would become a dream in the coming years for students belonging to lower strata of the society.†
"At the time when economic recession, price hike and inflation are heavily disturbing the life of the common people the universities operating in both public and private sectors have increased their fee to an unprecedented level," said Imtiaz Sahi, an educationist who works for educational reforms in the country.
He said it seems that the poor students would have nothing to do with the higher studies in the face of fast increasing tuition fee and it should be a matter of grave concern for the government that often speaks about providing better future to the young generation.
It is pertinent to mention here that there are more than 30 universities in the capital city that are providing educational facilities to thousands of students who also belong to other cities of Pakistan. But even in Islamabad there are large number of students who are now setting aside their high ambitions due to lack of financial resources to afford their higher education.
Nazia Sohail, another educationist, pointed out that Pakistan has a high rate of young people and there is an opportunity to prepare a large-scale work force by providing them higher education.
"The ratio of young people are declining in the European countries and they are highly concerned about their future. So we as a nation are lucky that we have millions of people who are still below the age of twenty five years, but it needs proper plan of action to equip them with higher education," she said.Your Comments
HEC invites applications for fellowships
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has invited applications for the Post Doctoral Fellowships from Pakistani and Azad Jummu and Kashmir nationals holding PhD degree in Social Sciences, Business Education, Arts & Humanities, Engineering and Technology.†
Talking to APP an official of HEC said eligible candidates should download the application forms from the HEC website and post the two separated sets (in proper binding) of application form along with documents Through Proper Channel. No application will be entertained or processed having incomplete information in any respect or received after closing date of September 30. Address for sending applications is: Ishrat Tabassum Ansari, Project Director (PDFP) Human Resource Development Division, HEC, Sector H-9, Islamabad.
HEC to appoint new executive director
Islamabad: After audit objections and strong media criticism, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to appoint a new executive director for MP1 post as per rules and fill all the key vacant posts through an advertisement.†
The long-awaited meeting of the HEC also decided to consult politicians and experts on the possibility of devolution of the commission after the 18th Amendment and its impact on the quality of higher education.
Sources said the commission in its 29th meeting on 26th September also asked its administration to seek approval of the Finance Ministry for the special salary package of former HEC Executive Director Dr Mukhtar Ahmad who has now become the commission chairman.
The members of commission were of view that as per the minutes of the last meeting held on 9th April, 2013 the approval of the Ministry of Finance was required for new salary package of Executive Director HEC.
When contacted, HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar said the commission members had decided to appoint a new executive director against MP1 scale after the audit objections to the modified salary package of the ED.
"Last time the commission had approved the modified package for the post of ED but later the Federal Audit raised objection. The issue has been sent to the Ministry of Finance for approval," he said.
He said currently two members, two advisors and another senior official were working in the HEC on deputation from various universities owing to a bar by the federal government on new hiring.
"However the government has lifted the ban recently so the commission will make new appointments to these key post and the officers brought on deputation will be sent back," he said.
The meeting of the commission was held after 18th months.
The meeting was attended by Kamran Ali Qureshi, Secretary Ministry of S&T; Engineer Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gillani, VC UET Peshawar; Dr. Masood Hameed Khan, VC DUHS Karachi; Abdul Jabbar, Principal Secretary to Governor Balochistan; Dr. Nilofer Shaikh, Ahmed Farooq Bazai, VC BUITEMS Quetta; Dr. Ihsan Ali, VC Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan; Muhammad Umer Farooq and Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi, Executive Director HEC.
The MP-1 post of executive director was created by the government vide its DFA dated 17th August 2002. The previous executive directors had also been appointed for MP-1 post through a competitive process. The news