The 480th Syndicate meeting of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) decided the removal of five faculty members from services due to their willful long absence from duty.

The meeting was held on Saturday, December 11 and was chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar.

The faculty members were removed after personal hearings in response to show-cause notices issued under PEEDA Act 2006. One teacher was censured and resignations of three teachers were accepted subject to payment of due amounts. The Syndicate considered the inquiry reports against five faculty members and decided to issue them show-cause cum personal hearing notices on account of misconduct. The Syndicate also discussed and disposed-off two cases referred by the Honorable Lahore High Court Lahore in response to petitions filed by an Associate Professor and an Ex-Lecturer.

Considering the orders of the Chancellor/Governor Punjab in appeals of two teachers, the Syndicate approved to conduct De Novo Inquiries under PEEDA Act. After personal hearing of a Deputy Registrar in response to show-cause notice, the Syndicate decided to conduct De Novo Inquiry against him under PEEDA Act 2006  and authorized the Vice-Chancellor to constitute inquiry committees in said inquiries.

The Syndicate also approved various recommendations of the Finance and Planning Committee, including the enhanced salary package of TTS Faculty and Vice Chancellor duly notified by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad. The Syndicate also took decisions on different disciplinary cases against the university teachers and staff.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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