Government of Pakistan has allowed market based allowances
to be given to faculty members working under Higher
Education Commission’s newly introduced Tenure Track System
with the additional funding being provided by the
universities from their own earnings.
Education Commission (HEC) has introduced the performance
based Tenure Track System which offers high salaries for PhD
faculty members of public sector universities of the
country. A meeting between Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, Federal
Minister, FRS, Chairman Higher Education Commission and
Adviser to the Prime Minister for Science and Technology,
Dr. Salman Shah, Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and
Federal Secretary Finance held recently decided that the
universities may supplement the salaries being given under
the Tenure Track System through special market-based
allowances in order to bring them in line with the
prevailing market demands. It was further agreed in the
meeting that such additional funds will be given by the
universities through their own resources without any
involvement of government funding.
will help the universities to attract highly qualified
professionals in several fields by offering higher salaries.
The amount of the allowances to be offered will depend on
the professional qualifications of faculty members and the
prevailing salaries for such professionals in the private
sector. These will be fixed by the University Selection
Boards after strict peer review and purely on merit.