LAHORE – A number of Punjab University faculty members are holding additional charges of non-teaching key posts while the administration is reluctant to advertise the posts to employ permanent staff since long, TheNation learnt on Friday.

Sources privy to development told this scribe that some blue-eyed teachers of the administration are working on major non-teaching key posts like registrar, additional registrar, deputy registrar, controller of examination and others. They said that PU Department of Botany Chairman Prof Dr Raas Masood Khan has additional charge of Registrar since January 2012. Earlier, Dr Akhtar and Dr Naeem of Zoology Department held the additional charge of the post.

 It may be mentioned here that the university don’t have permanent registrar since 2005. The sources said that another professor of PU Urdu Department and also convener of Urdu Development Committee Dr Aurangzeb Alamgir has been holding the additional charge of the post of Additional Registrar I since February 2008. Interestingly, the professor is working in the BS- 21 while the post of additional registrar is that of BS 19. Likewise, the sources said that an assistant professor of PU College of Information Technology (PUCIT) Imran Javed is also holding charge of Additional Registrar II. The sources further said that lecturer of University Law College Naveed-ur-Rahman is working additionally as Deputy Registrar Admin I. Naveed is also working as senior law officer of University Law Cell. They said an assistant professor of PU Department of Space Science Dept Javed Sami is also holding additional charge of Resident Officer I (RO I).

Similarly, Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Principal PU Hailey College of Commerce is also holding the additional charge of Controller of Examination. The sources further said that Assistant Professor and Incharge of PU Institute of Languages Maria Isabel Maldonado Garcia is holding the additional charge of Director External Linkages.

The sources said that Assistant Registrar Mohammad Ameen Khan has also additional charge of Deputy Registrar Admin II (Establishment Branch). It merits mentioning here that it was approved in the PU Syndicate meeting held on September 11, 2006 that the additional charge may be allowed initially for three months, extendable upto six months.