NED University needs urgent funds: NETA

Karachi: NED Teachers’ Association’ (NETA) Tuesday asked government to accept its demands of establishing NED Teachers Housing Society, issuance of funds of Rs 300 million, 35% House Sealing and leave encashment issues facing teachers.

“The NED University of Engineering and Technology is one of the oldest universities of Pakistan even before its inception which was known as NED Government Engineering College established in 1922 and later on upgraded as University on March 1977, said NETA’s President Prof Dr Syed Usman Ali Shah while speaking to PPI.

He showed concern over lack of funds in the university which is creating frustration among the teaching and no-teaching staff. He blamed Sindh government for not issuing Rs 300 million funds allocated in 14-15 Budget.

He said due to lack of funds, the unversity had become defaulter of utilty bills and internal expenditure ammount of Rs 1.8 billion from which Rs 1000 million were already paid off last year but the university still needed to pay Rs 800 million.

He said all universities across Sindh and Pakistan have their own Housing Societies but unfortunately, they had been ignored in every regime. He said: “Negligent authorities have made only tall claims to fulfill their demands but their demands are not met yet.”

The NED University of Engineering and Technology is one of the most leading universities producing engineering graduates in the society so that its faculty demands could be accomplished as soon as possible, he added.

He said after the 18th amendment passed from the National Assembly which shows it is the duty of Sindh government to look after the universities of its provice and release its due funds on time without any delaying.

He said after the retirement, every employees has right to have its full pay for one-year but the NED University Teachers have not been paid off such benefits.

He said if all universities teachers are getting all such benefits from the government then why they have been ignored.

He further added that the University is running on its own generated 50% funds from fees and remaining 50% funds released by Higher Education Commission.

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