ISLAMABAD-The protest demonstrations by the teaching faculty of Quaid-i-Azam University continued in the second week against the non-acceptance of their demands of BPS Incentive Scheme, up gradation of hardship cases and for regularization of the contractual faculty members. The faculty members have been protesting on alternative days on the call of Academic Staff Association of the universality since May 18. They have been demanding payment of incentives to non-TTS faculty members, who did not qualify or opt for Tenure Track System (TTS), without the condition of 25 per cent. They were of the view that the entire faculty member should be treated equally and all non-TTS staff who qualified under a formula approved by the Syndicate should be paid incentives according to which a lecturer could be paid 3 to 4 extra salaries in a year on the basis of his/her best performance. The second demand relates to regularising the lecturers who despite going through the same procedure of tests and interviews prescribed for regular recruits were appointed on the basis of contract. The teachers objected that QAU rules have no provision for appointment of teachers on contract in BPS category. The third demand of the teaching faculty was to upgrade the stuck-up cases of lecturers to associate professors. They argued that public sector universities including QAU had a history of upgrading its staff. Recently, even QAU has given one scale higher to stuck cases to non-teaching staff and many public sector universities have already implemented the upgradation formula. Meanwhile, a meeting of nearly eight different universities held at HEC where the representatives of the universities agreed that the BPS Incentives scheme for the 25 per cent teaching faculty would be implemented. According to the officials of the HEC the decision regarding the BPS Incentive Scheme for 25 per cent. faculty members had been taken four years ago by the Finance Ministry and HEC. They informed that it was not a new scheme and already had been implemented in most of the universities. Its a performance-based incentive scheme which would be given only to those BPS faculty members who shows high performance. Its not an allowance, which is given equally to all. And how can the commission raise the salaries of the teaching faculty against the decision of the Finance Ministry they insisted.