‘5% minority quota in university recruitment a must’



Punjab Ombudsman Javed Mehmood has termed the ignoring of five percent quota allocated for minorities during the recruitments in Sargodha University as serious maladministration.

Mehmood issued these orders on the application of Sargodha University Town All Pakistan Minorities Democratic Movement Chairman Chaudhry Mushtaq Gill.

Gill had appealed to the ombudsman that five percent quota allocated for minorities had been totally ignored by Sargodha University during recruitments and the university administration was not willing to implement the rules and regulations at any cost despite repeated requests.

The Punjab ombudsman called for explanation from the Sargodha University administration in this regard, and during an enquiry it revealed that it had committed serious violation of rules during process of recruitments of employees.

He ordered Sargodha University vice chancellor and registrar to explain their case in this regard. He also ordered them to include five percent minority quota in all recruitments made after March 2010 as per constitution and rules and submit a report to Ombudsman office within a month.

Mehmood said that the maladministration of Sargodha University had been proved during the recruitment process and the minority quota had not been mentioned in any advertisement published in the newspapers by Sargodha University after March 2010.