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18 TH AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION OF PAKISTAN REVIEW & POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS FOR HEC.

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1 18 TH AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION OF PAKISTAN REVIEW & POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS FOR HEC

2 BACKGROUND PRIOR TO THE 18 TH AMENDMENT, THERE WAS NO EXPLICIT ENTRY DEALING WITH HIGHER EDUCATION. INSTEAD, ITEM 38 OF THE CONCURRENT LEGISLATIVE LIST ONLY DEALT GENERALLY WITH CURRICULUM, SYLLABUS, PLANNING, POLICY, CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE AND STANDARDS OF EDUCATION.

3 18 TH AMENDMENT – PROVISIONS CONCERNING HEC FOURTH SCHEDULE [ARTICLE 70(4)]: FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE LIST PART I ITEM # 16: FEDERAL AGENCIES AND INSTITUTES FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES, THAT IS TO SAY, FOR RESEARCH, FOR PROFESSIONAL OR TECHNICAL TRAINING, OR FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPECIAL STUDIES. ITEM # 17: EDUCATION AS RESPECTS PAKISTANI STUDENTS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND FOREIGN STUDENTS IN PAKISTAN ITEM # 32: INTERNATIONAL TREATIES, CONVENTIONS AND AGREEMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

4 18 TH AMENDMENT – PROVISIONS CONCERNING HEC FOURTH SCHEDULE [ARTICLE 70(4)]: FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE LIST PART II ITEM 6: ALL REGULATORY AUTHORITIES ESTABLISHED UNDER A FEDERAL LAW ITEM 7: NATIONAL PLANNING AND NATIONAL ECONOMIC COORDINATION INCLUDING PLANNING AND COORDINATION OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH. ITEM 11: LEGAL, MEDICAL AND OTHER PROFESSIONS ITEM 12: STANDARDS IN INSTITUTIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS. ITEM 13: INTER-PROVINCIAL MATTERS AND CO-ORDINATION ITEM 14: MATTERS INCIDENTAL OR ANCILLARY TO ANY MATTER ENUMERATED IN THIS PART

5 CONTROL AND GOVERNANCE FOURTH SCHEDULE [ARTICLE 70(4)]: FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE LIST PART I – CONTROLLED AND MANAGED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

6 CONTROL AND GOVERNANCE FOURTH SCHEDULE [ARTICLE 70(4)]: FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE LIST PART-II THE COUNCIL OF COMMON INTEREST (CCI) UNDER ARTICLE 154 OF THE CONSTITUTION SHALL FORMULATE AND REGULATE POLICIES IN RELATION TO MATTERS IN PART II OF THE FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE LIST AND SHALL EXERCISE SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OVER RELATED INSTITUTIONS.

7 CONTROL AND GOVERNANCE THE COUNCIL OF COMMON INTERESTS IS FORMED UNDER ARTICLE 153 OF THE CONSTITUTION AND IS COMPRISED OF THE PRIME MINISTER, THE CHIEF MINISTERS OF THE PROVINCES, AND THREE MEMBERS FROM THE GOVERNMENT. ANYTHING WHICH COMES UNDER PART II OF THE FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE LIST HAS TO BE REGULATED BY CCI. SINCE VARIOUS FUNCTIONS OF HEC FALL WITHIN PART II OF THE FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE LIST, THE HEC ORDINANCE MAY NOT BE AMENDED WITHOUT THE PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE CCI. IF CCI APPROVES AN AMENDMENT OF THE HEC ORDINANCE, PARLIAMENT WOULD THEN NEED TO PASS THE AMENDMENT.

8 COMPARISON OF FUNCTIONS OF HEC UNDER SECTION-10 OF HEC ORDINANCE & FLL PART-1&2 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (a)formulate policies, guiding principles and priorities for higher education Institutions for promotion of socio-economic development of the country; (7) National planning and national economic coordination including planning and coordination of scientific and technological research (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions (13) Inter-provincial matters and co- ordination

9 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (b) cause evaluation of the performance of Institutions; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions (13) Inter-provincial matters and co- ordination

10 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (c)prepare, through consultation with the Institutions, plans for the development of higher education and express its opinion on all matters relating thereto; (7) National planning and national economic coordination including planning and coordination of scientific and technological research (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions (13) Inter-provincial matters and co- ordination

11 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (d)prescribe conditions under which Institutions, including those that are not part of the State educational system, may be opened and operated; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions (13) Inter-provincial matters and co- ordination

12 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (e)set up national or regional evaluation councils or authorize any existing council or similar body to carry out accreditation of Institutions including their departments, faculties and disciplines by giving them appropriate ratings. The Commission shall help build capacity of existing councils or bodies in order to enhance the reliability of the evaluation carried out by them; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions (13) Inter-provincial matters and co- ordination

13 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (f)advise the Federal Government and the Provincial Governments on proposals for granting a charter to award degrees in both public and private sector; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions (13) Inter-provincial matters and co- ordination

14 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (g)submit to the Federal Government the recurring and development budgets for public sector Institutions and allocate funds to public sector Institution out of bulk financial provision received from the government and other resources on performance and need basis; (7) National planning and national economic coordination including planning and coordination of scientific and technological research (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions

15 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (h)review and examine the financial requirements of public sector Institutions; approve and provide funds to these Institutions on the basis of annual recurring needs as well as for development projects and research based on specific proposals and performance and while approving funds for a public sector Institution the Commission shall ensure that a significant proportion of the resources of the Institution are allocated to research support and libraries; (7) National planning and national economic coordination including planning and coordination of scientific and technological research

16 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (i) approve projects within the same ceilings as are specified for Department Development Working Party; (7) National planning and national economic coordination including planning and coordination of scientific and technological research

17 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (j)advise Institutions in raising funds from sources other than the Government; (7) National planning and national economic coordination including planning and coordination of scientific and technological research

18 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (k)support the development of linkages between Institutions and industry as well as national and international organizations that fund research and development with a view to enhancing research; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions

19 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (l)facilitate the introduction of educational programmes that meet the needs of the employment market and promote the study of basic and applied sciences in every field of national and international importance in the Institutions; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions

20 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (m)advise Institutions in ensuring a proper balance between teaching and research; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions

21 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (n)cause to be set up testing bodies or designate any existing body for the purpose (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions

22 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (o)determine the equivalence and recognition of degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded by Institutions within the country and aboard; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions (13) Inter-provincial matters and co- ordination

23 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (p)develop guidelines and facilitate the implementation of a system of evaluation of performance of faculty members and Institutions; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions

24 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (q)provide guidelines as regards minimum criteria and qualifications for appoint-ment, promotion, salary structure in consultation with the Finance Division and other terms and conditions of service of faculty for adoption by individual Institutions and review its implementation; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions

25 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (s)set up committees comprising national and international experts in various disciplines to advise the Commission on its affairs; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions

26 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (t)promote formal links between Institutions in the country to make the most effective use of experience and specialized equipment and promote national and inter-national linkages with respect to knowledge sharing, colla- borative research, personnel exchange and cost sharing; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions

27 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (u)encourage, support and facilitate training programs, workshops and symposia; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions

28 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (v)guide Institutions in designing curricula that provides a proper content of basic sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering and technology in the curricula of each level and guide and establish minimum standards for good governance and management of Institutions and advise the Chancellor of any institution on its statutes and regulations; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions (13) Inter-provincial matters and co- ordination

29 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (w)establish an endowment fund for higher education with contributions from governmental as well as non- governmental resources; (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions

30 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (x)collect information and statistics on higher education and Institutions as it may deem fit and may cause it published; and (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions (13) Inter-provincial matters and co- ordination

31 HEC Ordinance LIII of 2002 Article 10: Power and Functions of the Commission 18 th Amendment: 4 th Schedule Federal List Part-II and Comments (y)perform such other functions consistent with the provisions of this Ordinance as may be prescribed or as may be incidental or consequential to the discharging of the aforesaid functions. (7) National planning and national economic coordination including planning and coordination of scientific and technological research (12) Standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institutions (13) Inter-provincial matters and co- ordination

32 THANK YOU


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