Islamabad: Recruitment scam at HEC unearthed
ISLAMABAD: As reported by The Nation on Monday, a huge scam of recruitment and awarding scholarships to students in the Higher Education Commission (HEC) was disclosed Sunday. The daily quoted its sources as saying that at least 10 officials were getting salaries worth million of rupees including Executive Director of HEC Dr Sohail Naqvi. The report also revealed that the HEC distributed a better number of scholarships to the students of private universities and ignored students of government institutions.
According to report presented to NA Standing Committee for Education, HEC did not get the approval from the Prime Minister as according to rules and regulations of HEC, approval on the appointment of officials on special scale is needed from PM Secretary Establishment and Finance Secretary.
According to the report, the approval of the appointment of Executive Director HEC, Dr. Sohail Naqvi, member Operation and Planning Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, MD Khawaja Azam Ali and other officers has not been obtained despite passing of three years. The Commission also spent millions of national money on the foreign tours of its high officials, it added.
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