NA body’s report points out ‘massive’ maladministration at IIUI – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel in its report has made startling revelations about alleged maladministration within the affairs of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).

A subcommittee of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Education, headed by MNA Sadaqat Ali Abbasi, by way of the report with documentary proof revealed the alleged violations.

The report proposed that motion ought to be taken to deliver enchancment in IIUI, which is among the largest public sector universities with round 30,000 college students. It acknowledged that there was ample proof to determine that a number of appointments on the posts of deans and head of departments have been made by violating provisions of the IIUI Ordinance and statutes.

“This consists of appointment until additional orders with out specifying tenures. It is creating an setting of advert hocism and vulnerability within the college which ultimately erodes the tutorial freedom; an indicator of any tutorial establishment,” learn the inquiry report. Several workplace orders issued by IIUI concerning appointments have additionally been talked about in it.

Says a number of appointments made in violation of guidelines

The report acknowledged that the college administration ought to be given 15 days to rectify all notifications which have been issued in violation of the IIUI ordinance.

“A perusal of the file exhibits that there’s a full lack of clear mechanism of the appointment of vice presidents (VPs) in IIUI. Currently, these appointments are made in selective and kooky method,” it acknowledged, including these appointments have been made in violation of orders of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

It steered that the board of governors of IIUI ought to be directed to finalise the process of appointments of VPs in a clear method.

The report stated: “The follow of appointment of handpicked and blue eyed individuals ought to be instantly stopped by eradicating the incumbent VPs. In addition, no instructing school ought to be appointed on place of VP (AF&P) as a result of it creates battle of curiosity … a lot of advert hoc and contractual workers have been appointed with none aggressive course of. The selective software of the coverage (contractual pay system) will not be solely discriminatory but it surely additionally entails the train of vibrant discretion by the college authority”.

It added that this coverage ought to be changed with a clear recruitment coverage.

While discussing the cost obtained by IIUI Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai, the report states: “Evidence additionally exhibits that the Rector IIUI has been receiving sizeable funds from Imam Muhammad Bin Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. No believable justification or clarification has been offered to justify the cost of the sum obtained by the Rector. These periodic funds can’t be presumed to be consultancy payment because the quantum and regularity of the funds clearly present that it was a wage association. Hence, receiving of twin wage is a longtime case of misrepresentation and monetary misconduct”.

It has been beneficial that this matter ought to be referred to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for investigation and punitive motion. It states that fixation of the wage of the identical rector for his second tenure was accomplished by the board of governors with none authorisation of competent authority (the chancellor). The rector has additionally been accused of getting unlawful home lease.

Regarding a scandal in regards to the college’s VP which alleges his involvement in making inappropriate movies, the report states that there’s nothing on the file to indicate that correct inquiry has been authorised and carried out.

“University’s lukewarm motion and half hearted try to probe this matter by way of junior degree committee comprising of subordinates of VP is obvious indication of the quilt up.

“This VP ought to instantly be faraway from his administrative place of VP, IIUI and a excessive powered and neutral committee ought to be constituted to research this matter,” it acknowledged, including that officers from FIA, Intelligence Bureau, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Ministry of Education ought to be made a part of the inquiry committee.

It added: “The crux of findings is that there’s extreme administration/administration/tutorial mess within the college. There is steady infighting between the 2 prime workplaces of Rector and President IIUI. There are so many lacunas within the IIUI Ordinance 1985 and it requires overhauling and must be introduced at par with different federal universities”.

IIUI spokesperson Nasir Farid stated he had no thought of this inquiry report, including the IIUI administration was performing its duties in accordance with guidelines and laws.

Talking in regards to the rector’s twin wage, he stated the rector didn’t get double wage somewhat it was a consultancy payment. Whereas appointments of deans are reliable, he added.

Published in Dawn, December third, 2021

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