KARACHI: The Sindh Excessive Courtroom has put aside the shortlisting of candidates for the put up of vice chancellor on the Federal Urdu College of Arts, Science and Expertise (Fuuast) and dominated that the search committee has failed in its duties by outsourcing the duty of shortlisting in violation of regulation.
Whereas disposing of a petition filed towards the search committee by one of many candidates, a two-judge bench headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar mentioned that outsourcing the duty of shortlisting and marking/scoring by search committee to impartial enumerators was in violation of primary construction of the Fuuast Ordinance, 2002.
Due to this fact, the train of shortlisting and marking/scoring performed by the impartial enumerators on instructions of the search committee is put aside, it dominated.
The bench directed the search committee to conduct choice course of de novo by itself and scrutinise and appraise in a good and clear method all curriculum vitae/résumé submitted by candidates for the appointment to the put up of vice chancellor pursuant to commercial revealed within the newspapers in August final 12 months for inviting purposes.
“After due diligence, evaluation and correct appraisal of curriculum vitae/résumé, supporting paperwork and suggestions types together with the knowledge if any submitted by the candidates for rectifying any bona fide mistake within the suggestions type, the search committee shall award marks in step with the yardsticks/benchmarks and shortlist the candidates for interview,” it added.
The bench additional mentioned that after finalisation of choice course of inside 30 days, the search committee should ahead the suggestions as required below Part 12 of the Fuuast Ordinance for appointment of vice chancellor.
A candidate has filed the petition to problem the appointment of two members of the search committee and sought directives for reconstitution of the committee and likewise challenged the rejection of his utility submitted for the appointment of VC.
Nonetheless, the bench noticed that each the members in query have been distinguished college lecturers and chosen by its senate via a course of to be prescribed by the statute for the advice of appropriate names by the college lecturers generally whereas the petitioner has alleged bias with none persuasive rationalissation or reasoning towards them besides that he opposed the nomination within the search committee which was not a justifiable floor nor appears to be logical.
It additional mentioned that the function and goal of search committee was fairly significant and carrying nice weight and significance, nevertheless it was considerably incomprehensible to look via the declaration made by respondents that the names of the candidates have been by no means positioned/disclosed to the members of committee for shortlisting and scoring was carried out by an impartial enumerators and solely the scoring sheets with the file numbers have been mentioned by the search committee with out having names of any of the candidates.
“By doing so we really feel no hesitation in our thoughts to carry that search committee was discovered fail in its duties. The search committee was appointed for recommending probably the most appropriate candidate for appointment as Vice Chancellor which couldn’t outsource their duties and onerous responsibility to some impartial enumerators whereas a sacred responsibility was conferred to investigate and scrutinize the credentials and antecedents of all candidates who utilized to the put up of Vice Chancellor,” it concluded.
Revealed in Daybreak, Could third, 2021