HE body gives universities powers to decide promotion

As a step towards enhancing the universities’ autonomy in Pakistan, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has authorised universities to decide through their statutory bodies all tenure track system cases, including initial appointment, tenure and promotion, reports The News International.

According to a press release, the HEC has issued a notification announcing its decision to abolish the endorsement requirement and replace it with a self-governed decision-making process in order to expedite the disposal of tenure track system cases and empower the universities’ statutory institutions and processes.

HEC will now require all universities to submit a formal declaration signed by the registrar to affirm that the decision has been made strictly in accordance with the prescribed rules and regulations. On the basis of this declaration, HEC will accept the universities’ decisions without subjecting them to further bureaucratic delays.
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