I want to draw the attention of the governor of Punjab towards the deplorable recruitment practices of GC University Faisalabad. The said university advertised the vacant posts of lecturers on February 14, 2012, asking the applicants to send a pay order of Rs700 in favour of the university along with their applications. Then it held a recruitment test through the National Testing Service for which the candidates had to pay an additional sum of Rs500 as registration fee. The test was held in Faisalabad on March 20. Those candidates who met the standards of the university were called for interview at the vice-chancellor’s office on April 9, 2012, where, after making all the candidates wait for more than five hours it was announced that the interview was cancelled due to reasons which the university administration would not share. It was assured that the interviews would be conducted some days later.
Bearing the agony of interminable wait and making a number of follow-up calls brought no result and no definite answer. But, on June 27 2012, all my hopes shattered after seeing the advertisement of the vacant posts of lecturers again in the national newspapers. I, being a very poor individual, somehow managed to spend around Rs2500 for registration fees of NTS, pay order to the GC University Faisalabad, expenses for photocopying my hard-earned credentials, postage to the university and for going to Faisalabad twice from my city. I rightfully ask why this hoax is being played on the poor jobless people who are already extremely depressed. Couldn’t the institution find some other decent way of gathering money? I implore the authorities concerned to please show empathy towards the highly educated youth of Pakistan and take notice of this issue. Isn’t this malpractice another form of corruption? In the presence of such malpractices, to how many jobs a person, who himself is jobless and his father is a clerk, could apply?
M Waqas Safdar