LAHORE: On the direction of Vice Chancellor Punjab University Dr. Niaz Ahmed, the administration has written a letter to the Higher Education Department to provide 25% special allowance to teachers and employees from June 1, 2021. According to a spokesperson of Punjab University, a meeting of the Senate chaired by Vice Chancellor Dr Niaz Ahmed on Feb 25 had approved to give 25% allowance to teachers and employees from June 01. According to the spokesperson, a letter has been written to the HED along with the meeting minutes of the Syndicate and the Senate. The spokesperson said that Dr. Niaz Ahmed had earlier met and requested the Chief Minister Punjab, Governor Punjab and Minister for Higher Education to provide 25% special allowance to the teachers and employees of Punjab universities from June 01, 2021.

He said that due to the efforts of the VC, employees of the universities across Punjab were included in the scope of provision of 25% allowance. He said that Dr. Niaz had earlier informed the meeting of the Senate that he had requested the Governor Punjab and Minister for Higher Education Punjab to provide special allowance to the employees of Punjab University from June 1, 2021 and in the light of these requests and their willingness, the VC as Chairman of the Senate approved the special allowance from June 01, 2021. He said that the special allowance would be given to the employees from June 1 as soon as the letter of the university administration would be approved by the Governor Punjab. On the other hand, Punjab University Officers Welfare Association President Mr Jalil Tariq has appreciated the efforts of the Vice Chancellor in providing the allowance to the employees. He said that he was hopeful that the special allowance would be approved by the Governor of Punjab soon.

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