LAHORE The provincial government has refused to accept the demand of Punjab Professors and Lecturer Association to give admission and jobs to their children in colleges. The system of appointing lecturers through PPSC on five-year contract has been ended and they will be regularised on three-year performance and results. Time scale promotion system has been closed because Rs 4 billion would have to spend for giving allowances of next grade. Rs 10,000 monthly teaching allowance has been rejected as it would cost Rs 500 million. The teaching allowance will only be given on performance. The proposal to reduce college timings from 3pm to 2pm has also been rejected while class period timing has been reduced from 1 hour to 45 minutes. These important decisions were taken in a meeting of Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Zulfikar Khosa, Law Minister, Chief Secretary and Higher Education Secretary with the PPLA officebearers and committee formed in this regard sent proposals to the CM. About 25 demands were discussed in the meeting and a number of them were accepted while only a few were rejected. The PPLA had protested over formation of Board of Governors and for giving autonomous status to 26 colleges. On that, the CM constituted a committee to resolve their problems. It was decided in the committee meeting to cancel transfers of teachers that were made during protests with immediate effect while strict departmental action would be taken against those who refused to write ACRs of juniors.