FATA UNIVERSITY REGULATION, 2013
A Regulation to provide for the establishment of a University in FATA at FR Kohat
[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 25th May, 2013]
WHEREAS it is in the interest of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to establish a centre of excellence to provide quality education of international standard to talented students of that Areas;
AND WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for establishment of the FATA University in FATA F.R. Kohat and to provide for matters connected therewith and ancillary thereto;
Now, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (5) of Article 247 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President is pleased to make the following Regulation:—
1. Short title and commencement.—(1) This Regulation may be called the FATA University Regulation, 2013.
(2) It shall come into force at once.
2. Definitions.—In this Regulation, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,—
(i) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council of the University;
(ii) "affiliated college" or "affiliated institution" means a college or institution affiliated to the University, but not maintained or administered by it;
(iii) "Authority" means any of the Authorities of the University specified in Section 18;
(iv) "college" means a constituent college or an affiliated college;
(v) "Chairperson" means head of a teaching department;
(vi) "Chancellor" means Chancellor of the University;
(vii) "Commission" means the Higher Education Commission set up under the Higher Education Commission Ordinance, 2002 (LIII of 2002);
(viii) "constituent college" or "constituent institution" means a college or institution, maintained and administered by the University;
(ix) "Dean" means head of a faculty;
(x) "department" means a teaching department maintained and administered or recognized by the University in the manner prescribed;
(xi) "Director" means head of an institute established as a constituent institution by the University by statutes or bye-laws in accordance with the powers delegated by this Regulation;
(xii) "Faculty" means an administrative and academic unit of the University consisting of more than one department, as prescribed;
(xiii) "Government" means the Federal Government;
(xiv) "institution" means a constituent institution or an affiliated institution;
(xv) "officer" means an officer of the University specified in this Regulation;
(xvi) "prescribed" means prescribed by statutes, bye-laws or rules made under this Regulation;
(xviii) "Professor Emeritus" and "Honorary Professor" means a retired Professor working in a Faculty in the capacity of an Emeritus or Honorary Professor;
(xix) "Principal" means the head of a college;
(xx) "Representation Committees" mean Representation Committees constituted under Section 26;
(xxi) "Review Panel" means the Review Panel set up by the Chancellor under clause (a) of sub-section (6) of Section 9;
(xxii) "rules", "bye-laws" and "statutes" mean respectively the rules, bye-laws and tatutes made under this Regulation;
(xxiii) "Search Committee" means Search Committee set up by the Chancellor under sub-section (2) of Section 12;
(xxiv) "Syndicate" means Syndicate of the University;
(xxv) "Schedule" means a Schedule to this Regulation;
(xxvi) "Senate" means Senate of the University;
(xxvii) "teachers" include Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Lecturers engaged whole time by the University for teaching degree, honours or post-graduate classes, and such other persons to be teachers as may be declared by the bye-laws;
(xxviii)"teaching department" means a constituent institute, college or department, where teaching or research is being undertaken;
(xxix) "University" means the FATA University established in FATA at F.R.Kohat under this Regulation; and
(xxx) "Vice-Chancellor" means Vice-Chancellor of the University.
3. Establishment and incorporation of the University.—(1) There shall be established a University to be known as FATA University in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation.
(2) The University shall consist of—
(a) the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, the members of the Senate, the Deans, the Principals of the constituent colleges, the Directors of institutes, the Chairperson of the teaching departments, the Registrar, the Controller of Examination, the teachers and students of the University, the Librarian, the auditor and such other officers as may be prescribed; and
(b) the members of the Syndicate, the Academic Council, the Board of Faculties, constituent colleges, constituent institutions of the University and other Authorities of the University.
(3) The University shall be a body corporate by the name of the FATA University having perpetual succession and a common seal and may, by the said name, sue and be sued.
(4) The University shall be competent to acquire and hold property, both movable and immovable, and to lease, sell or otherwise transfer any movable or immovable property which may have become vested in or been acquired by it.
(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the University shall have academic, financial and administrative autonomy, including the powers to employ officers, teachers and other employees on such terms as may be prescribed, subject to the terms of this Regulation and the Higher Education Commission Ordinance, 2002 (LIII of 2002) as in force in Pakistan. In particular, and without prejudice to the authority granted to the Commission by the law, the Government or an authority or auditor appointed by the Government shall have no power to question the policy underlying the allocation of resources approved by the Senate in the annual budget of the University.
4. Jurisdiction of the University.—The University shall exercise the powers conferred on it by or under this Regulation within the territorial limits of the whole FATA and in respect of the institution over which it has jurisdiction in accordance with the law:
Provided that the Government may, by general or special order, modify the scope of aforesaid powers of the University with regards to the territorial limits, college and educational institutions.
5. University open to all.—(1) The University shall be open to persons of either sex of whatever religion, race, creed, colour or domicile who are academically qualified for admission to the courses of study offered by the University, and no such person shall be denied the privileges of the University on the ground only of sex, religion, creed, caste, race, class, colour or domicile.
(2) An increase in any fee or charge that is in excess of ten per cent per annum on an annualized basis from the last such increase may not be made except in special circumstances, and only with the approval of the Chancellor.
(3) The University shall institute financial aid programmes for students in need on merit basis, to the extent considered feasible by the Senate subject to the resources available.
6. Powers of the University.—The University shall have the powers to—
(i) provide for education and scholarship in such branches of knowledge as it may deem fit and to make provision for research, service to society and for the application, advancement and dissemination of knowledge in such manner as it may determine;
(ii) prescribe courses of studies to be conducted by it and the colleges;
(iii) hold examinations and to award and confer degrees, diplomas certificates and other academic distinctions to and on persons who have been admitted to and have passed its examinations under prescribed conditions;
(iv) prescribe the terms and conditions of employment of the officers, teachers and other employees of the University and to lay down terms and conditions that may be different from those applicable to government servants in general;
(v) engage, where necessary, persons on contract of specified duration and to specify the terms of each engagement;
(vi) confer honorary degrees or other distinctions on approved persons in the manner prescribed;
(vii) provide for such instruction or teaching of courses and training for persons not being students of the University as it may prescribe and to grant certificates and diplomas to such persons;
(viii) institute programmes for the exchange of students and teachers between the University and other universities, educational institutions and research organizations, inside FATA as well as Pakistan and abroad;
(ix) provide career counseling and job search services to students and alumni;
(x) maintain linkages with alumni;
(xi) develop and implement fund-raising plans;
(xii) provide and support the academic development of Faculty;
(xiii) confer degrees on persons who have carried on independent research under prescribed conditions;
(xiv) affiliate and de-affiliate educational institutions under prescribed conditions;
(xv) inspect colleges and other educational institutions affiliated or seeking affiliation with it;
(xvi) recognize the examinations passed and the period of study, spent by students at other universities and places of learning equivalent to such examinations and periods of study in the University, as it may prescribe, and to withdraw such recognization;
(xvii) co-operate with other universities, public authorities or private organizations, inside FATA as well as Pakistan and abroad, in such manner and for such purposes as it may prescribe;
(xviii) institute Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships and Lecturerships and any other posts and to appoint persons thereto;
(xix) create posts for research, teaching, administration and other related purposes and to appoint persons thereto;
(xx) recognize as University teachers selected members of the teaching staff of affiliated colleges or educational institutions admitted to the privileges of the University or such other persons as it may deem fit;
(xxi) institute and award financial assistance to students in need, fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, medals and prizes under prescribed conditions;
(xxii) establish teaching departments, schools, colleges, faculties, institutes, museums and other centers of learning for the development of teaching and research and to make such arrangements for their maintenance, management and administration as it may prescribe;
(xxiii) provide for the residence of the students of the University and the colleges, to institute and maintain halls of residence and to approve or license hostels and lodging;
(xxiv) maintain order, discipline and security on the campuses of the University and the colleges;
(xxv) promote the extracurricular and recreational activities of students and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare;
(xxvi) demand and receive such fees and other charges as it may determine;
(xxvii) make provision for research, advisory or consultancy services and with these objects to enter into arrangements with other institutions, public or private bodies, commercial and industrial enterprises under prescribed conditions;
(xxviii) enter into, carry out, vary or cancel contracts;
(xxix) receive and manage property transferred and grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments or other contributions made to the University and to invest any fund representing such property, grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments or contributions in such manner as it may deem fit;
(xxx) provide for the printing and publication of research and other works; and
(xxxi) to do all such other acts and things whether incidental to the powers aforesaid or not, as may be requisite or expedient in order to further the objectives of the University as a place of education, learning and research.
7. Teaching and examinations.—(1) All recognized teaching in various courses in the University, affiliated colleges and affiliated institutions shall be conducted in the prescribed manner and it may include lectures, tutorials, discussions, seminars, demonstrations as well as practical work in laboratories and workshops and other methods of instructions including, but not limited to, voices, graphics, text, dynamic, content and data structures of all types whether they are in electronic, visual, auditory, optical or any other form.
(2) The teaching in any prescribed course in the University, colleges and institutions shall be organized by such Authority as may be prescribed.
(3) The courses and the curricula for teaching in the University, colleges and institutions shall be such as may be prescribed.
(4) A discipline to be called "Islamic and Pakistan Studies" shall be offered, as a compulsory subject at the Bachelor's level, in the University, colleges and institutions:
Provided that non-Muslim students may opt for Ethics and Pakistan Studies.
(5) The University may associate external examiners for conduct of examinations as and when necessary.
(6) The degree, diploma or certificate at the University shall only be granted to a student after he has fulfilled the prescribed requirements for the said degree, diploma or certificate.
OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY
8. Officers of the University.—The following shall be the officers of the University, namely:-
(d) Principals of the constituent colleges;
(e) Chairpersons of the teaching departments;
(h) Controller of Examinations;
(j) Librarian; and
(k) such other persons as may be prescribed to be the officers of the University.
9. Chancellor.—(1) The Governor of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa shall be Chancellor of the University and Chairperson of the Senate.
(2) The Chancellor shall, when present, preside at the meetings of the Senate and the convocation of the University.
(3) The members of the Senate as well as the Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor from amongst the persons recommended by the Representation Committee set up for this purpose or the Search Committee established in accordance with this Regulation and the tatutes, as the case may be.
(4) Every proposal to confer an honorary degree shall be subject to confirmation by the Chancellor.
(5) If the Chancellor is satisfied that serious irregularity or mismanagement with respect to the affairs of the University has occurred, he may–
(a) as regards proceedings of the Senate, direct that specified proceedings be reconsidered and appropriate action taken within one month of the direction having been issued:
Provided that if the Chancellor is satisfied that either no reconsideration has been carried out or that the reconsideration has failed to address the concern expressed he may, after calling upon the Senate to show-cause in writing, appoint a five member Review Panel to examine and report to the Chancellor on the functioning of the Senate. The report of the Review Panel shall be submitted within such time as may be prescribed by the Chancellor. The Review Panel shall be drawn from persons of eminence in academics and in the fields of law, accountancy and administration; and
(b) as regards proceedings of any Authority or with respect to matters within the competence of any Authority other than the Senate, direct the Senate to exercise powers under Section 20.
(6) The Chancellor shall have the powers to assent to such statutes as are required to be submitted to him by the Senate or withhold assent or refer them back for reconsideration.
10. Removal from the Senate.—(1) The Chancellor may, upon the recommendation of the Review Panel, remove any person from the membership of the Senate on the ground that such person—
(a) has become of unsound mind; or
(b) has become incapacitated to function as member of the Senate; or
(c) has been convicted by a Court of law for an offence involving moral turpitude; or
(d) has absented himself from two consecutive meetings without just cause; or
(e) has been guilty of misconduct, including use of position for personal advantage of any kind, or gross inefficiency in the performance of functions.
(2) The Chancellor shall remove any person from the membership of the Senate on a resolution calling for the removal of such person supported by at least three-fourths of the membership of the Senate:
Provided that before passing such resolution the Senate shall provide the member concerned a fair hearing:
Provided further that the provisions of this section shall not be applicable to the Vice-Chancellor in his capacity as a member of the Senate.
11. Vice-Chancellor.—(1) There shall be a Vice-Chancellor of the University who shall be an eminent academic or a distinguished administrator and shall be appointed on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.
(2) The Vice-Chancellor shall be the chief executive officer of the University responsible for all administrative and academic functions of the University and for ensuring that the provisions of this Regulation, statutes, bye-laws and rules are faithfully observed in order to promote the general efficiency and good order of the University. The Vice-Chancellor shall have all powers prescribed for this purpose, including administrative control over the officers, teachers and other employees of the University.
(3) The Vice-Chancellor shall, if present, be entitled to attend any meeting of any Authority or body of the University.
(4) The Vice-Chancellor may, in an emergency that in his opinion requires immediate action, ordinarily not in the competence of the Vice-Chancellor, take such action and forward, within seventy-two hours, a report of the action taken to the members of Emergency Committee of the Senate, to be set up by the tatutes. The Emergency Committee may direct such further action as is considered appropriate.
(5) The Vice-Chancellor shall also have powers to:–
(a) direct officers, teachers and other employees of the University to take up such assignments in connection with examination, administration and such other activities in or for the University as he may consider necessary for the purposes of the University;
(b) sanction by re-appropriation an amount not exceeding an amount prescribed by the Senate for an unforeseen item not provided for in the budget and report it to the Senate at the next meeting;
(c) create, re-designate and fill temporary posts on contract basis for a period not exceeding one year;
(d) make appointments of such categories of employees of the University and in such manner as may be prescribed by tatutes;
(e) suspend, punish dismiss or remove from service, in accordance with prescribed procedure, officers, teachers and other employees of the University except those appointed by or with the approval of the Senate;
(f) delegate, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, any of his powers under this Regulation to an officer of the University; and
(g) to exercise and perform such other powers and functions as may be prescribed.
(6) The Vice-Chancellor shall preside at the convocation of the University in absence of the Chancellor.
(7) The Vice-Chancellor shall present an annual report before the Senate within three months of the close of the academic year. The annual report shall present such information as regards the academic year under review as may be prescribed, including disclosure of all relevant facts pertaining to the following, namely:—
(c) administration; and
(8) The Vice-Chancellor's annual report shall be made available, prior to its presentation before the Senate, to all officers and University teachers and shall be published in such numbers as are required to ensure its wide circulation.
12. Appointment and removal of the Vice-Chancellor.—(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor from a panel of three candidates proposed by the Search Committee.
(2) For recommendation of persons suitable for appointment as Vice-Chancellor, a Search Committee, with the Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as its convener, shall be constituted by the Chancellor and shall consist of–
(a) three eminent members of the society, with experience in education, administration or social work;
(b) two members of the Senate nominated by the Chancellor who are not employees of the University; and
(c) Secretary Administration and Coordination, FATA Secretariat.
(3) The members mentioned in clauses (a) and (b) of sub-section (2) shall be nominated by the Chancellor while the members mentioned in clause (c) shall be member of the Search Committee by virtue of his office.
(4) The Search Committee shall remain in existence till such time as a new Vice-Chancellor is appointed by the Chancellor.
(5) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed for a renewable tenure of five years on terms and conditions prescribed by tatutes. The tenure of an incumbent Vice-Chancellor shall be renewed by the Chancellor on the basis of his performance and on receipt of a resolution of the Senate in support of such renewal:
Provided that the Chancellor may call upon the Senate to reconsider such resolution once.
(6) The Senate may, pursuant to resolution in this behalf passed by three-fourth of its membership, recommend to the Chancellor the removal of the Vice-Chancellor on the ground of inefficiency, moral turpitude or physical or mental incapacity or gross misconduct, including misuse of position for personal advantage of any kind.
(7) Where the Chancellor is of the view that the Vice-Chancellor should be removed, he may make a reference to the Senate stating the instances of inefficiency, moral turpitude or physical or mental incapacity or gross misconduct on the part of the Vice-Chancellor that have come to his notice. After consideration of the reference the Senate may, pursuant to a resolution in this behalf passed by two-third of its membership, recommend to the Chancellor removal of the Vice-Chancellor:
Provided that prior to a resolution for the removal of the Vice-Chancellor being voted upon, the Vice-Chancellor shall be given an opportunity of being heard.
(8) A resolution recommending removal of the Vice-Chancellor shall be submitted to the Chancellor forthwith. The Chancellor may accept the recommendation and order removal of the Vice-Chancellor or return the recommendation to the Senate.
(9) At any time when the office of the Vice-Chancellor is vacant or the Vice-Chancellor is absent or is unable to perform functions of his office due to illness or some other cause, the Senate shall make such arrangements for performance of duties of the Vice-Chancellor as it may deem fit.
13. Registrar.—(1) There shall be a Registrar of the University to be appointed by the Senate on recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed:
Provided that till such time the Senate under this Regulation is fully constituted, the appointment shall be made by the Chancellor on recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.
(2) The experience as well as the professional and academic qualifications necessary for appointment to the post of the Registrar shall be such as may be prescribed.
(3) The Registrar shall be full-time officer of the University and shall—
(a) be the administrative head of the administration branch of the University and be responsible for the provision of secretariat support to the Authorities of the University;
(b) be the custodian of the common seal and the academic records of the University;
(c) maintain a register of registered graduates in the prescribed manner;
(d) supervise the process of election, appointment or nomination of members to the various Authorities and other bodies in the prescribed manner;
(e) conduct elections of members to the various Authorities in the prescribed manner;
(f) be the Secretary of the Senate, the Syndicate, the Academic Council, Advanced Studies and Research Board, the Selection Board and such other committees or bodies as may be prescribed; and
(g) perform such other duties as may be specified by the Vice-Chancellor and other Authorities of the University from time to time.
(4) The term of office of the Registrar shall be three years and may be renewed from time to time:
Provided that the Senate may, on the advice of the Vice-Chancellor, terminate the appointment of the Registrar on grounds of inefficiency or misconduct in accordance with prescribed procedure.
14. Treasurer.—(1) There shall be a Treasurer of the University to be appointed by the Senate, on recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed:
Provided that till such time the Senate under this Regulation is fully constituted, the appointment shall be made by the Chancellor on recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.
(2) The experience and professional and academic qualifications necessary for appointment to the post of the Treasurer shall be such as may be prescribed.
(3) The Treasurer shall be chief financial officer of the University and shall—
(a) manage the assets, liabilities, receipts, expenditures, funds and investments of the University;
(b) prepare the annual and revised budget estimates of the University and present them to the Syndicate or a committee thereof for approval and incorporation in the budget to be presented to the Senate;
(c) ensure that the funds of the University are expended on the purposes for which they are provided;
(d) have accounts of the University audited annually so as to be available for submission to the Senate within six months of the close of the financial year; and
(e) perform such other duties as may be prescribed.
(4) The term of office of the Treasurer shall be three years and may be renewed from time to time:
Provided that the Senate may, on the advice of the Vice-Chancellor, terminate the appointment of the Treasurer on grounds of inefficiency or misconduct in accordance with prescribed procedure.
15. Controller of Examinations.—(1) There shall be a Controller of Examinations to be appointed by the Senate on recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed:
Provided that till such time the Senate under this Regulation is fully constituted, the appointment shall be made by the Chancellor on recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.
(2) The minimum qualifications necessary for appointment to the post of the Controller of Examinations shall be such as may be prescribed.
(3) The Controller of Examinations shall be a full-time officer of the University and shall be responsible for all matters connected with the conduct of examinations and perform such other duties as may be prescribed.
(4) The term of office of the Controller of Examinations shall be three years and may be renewed from time to time:
Provided that the Senate may, on advice of the Vice-Chancellor, terminate the services of the Controller of Examinations on grounds of inefficiency or misconduct in accordance with prescribed procedure.
16. Auditor.—(1) There shall be an internal Auditor of the University to be appointed by the Senate on such terms and conditions as may be determined by it.
(2) The internal Auditor shall be responsible for pre-auditing of all bills and documents for all payments to be made by the University.
17. Other officers.—Subject to the provisions of this Regulation, the terms and conditions of service and powers and duties of other officers of the University shall be such as may be prescribed.
AUTHORITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY
18. Authorities.—(1) The following shall be the Authorities of the University, namely:—
(a) Authorities established by this Regulation shall be,–
(ii) Syndicate; and
(iii) Academic Council.
(b) Authorities established by statutes shall be—
(i) the Graduate and Research Management Council;
(ii) the Recruitment, Development, Evaluation and Promotion Committees for teachers and other staff whether at the level of the Department, the Faculty or the University;
(iii) the Career Placement and Internship Committee of each Faculty;
(iv) the Search Committee for appointment of the Vice-Chancellor;
(v) the Representation Committees for appointment to the Senate, Syndicate and the Academic Council.
(vi) the Faculty Council;
(vii) the Departmental Council;
(viii) the committees or sub-committees set up under sub-section (2); and
(ix) such other Authorities as may be prescribed.
(2) The Senate, the Syndicate and the Academic Council may set up such other committees or sub-committees, by whatever name described, as are considered desirable and appropriate through tatutes or bye-laws.
19. Senate.—(1) The body responsible for governance of the University shall be described as the Senate, which shall consist of—
(a) Chancellor who shall be Chairperson of the Senate;
(c) Joint Secretary Ministry of States and Frontier Regions, Government of Pakistan.
(d) Secretary Finance FATA or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary;
(e) Secretary (Administration and Coordination) FATA or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary;
(f) four persons from society at large being persons of distinction in the fields of administration, management, education, academics, law, accountancy, medicine, fine arts, architecture, agriculture, science, technology and engineering with a view to reflecting a balance across the various fields:
Provided that the special focus or affiliation of the University, to be declared in the manner prescribed, may be reflected in the number of persons of distinction in an area of expertise relevant to the University who are appointed to the Senate;
(g) one person from amongst the alumni of the University;
(h) two persons from the academic community of FATA or the country, other than an employee of the University, at the level of professor or principal of a college, to be appointed by the Chancellor;
(i) four University teachers; and
(j) one person nominated by the Commission.
(2) The numbers of the members of the Senate described under clauses (h), (i) and (j) of sub-section (1) may be increased by the Senate through statutes subject to condition that the total membership of the Senate does not exceed twentyone and the increase is balanced, to the extent possible, across the different categories specified in sub-section (1).
(3) All appointments to the Senate shall be made by the Chancellor. Appointments of persons described in clauses (h) and (i) of sub-section (1) shall be made from amongst a panel of three names for each vacancy recommended, by the Representation Committee set up in terms of Section 26 and in accordance with procedure as may be prescribed:
Provided that effort shall be made, without compromising on quality or qualification, to give fair representation to women on the Senate:
Provided further that as regards the University teachers described in clause (g) of sub-section (1), the Senate shall prescribe a procedure for appointment on the basis of election that provide for voting by the various categories of University teacher:
Provided also that the Senate may alternatively prescribe that appointment of University teachers to the Senate shall also be in the manner provided by this sub-section for the persons described in clauses (g) and (h) of sub-section (1).
(4) Members of the Senate, other than ex-officio members, shall hold office for three years. One-third of the members, other than ex-officio members, of the first restructured Senate, to be determined by lot, shall retire from office on the expiration of one year from the date of appointment by the Chancellor. One-half of the remaining members, other than ex-officio members, of the first restructured Senate, to be determined by lot, shall retire from office on the expiration of two years from the date of appointment and the remaining one-half, other than ex-officio members, shall retire from office on the expiration of the third year:
Provided that no person, other than an ex-officio member, may serve on the Senate for more than two consecutive terms:
Provided further that the University teachers appointed to the Senate may not serve for two consecutive terms.
(5) The Senate shall meet twice in a calendar year and the service on the Senate shall be on honorary basis. The members of the Senate may, however, be reimbursed actual expenses, if any, incurred by them in connection with the affairs of the Senate in the manner prescribed.
(6) In the absence of the Chancellor, meetings of the Senate shall be presided over by such member, as the Chancellor may, from time to time, nominate. The member so nominated shall be the convener of the Senate.
(7) Unless otherwise prescribed by this Regulation, all decisions of the Senate shall be taken on the basis of the opinion of a majority of the members present. In the event of the members being evenly divided on any matter, the person presiding over the meeting shall have a casting vote.
(8) The quorum for a meeting of the Senate shall be two-third of its membership, a fraction being counted as one.
20. Powers and functions of the Senate.—(1) The Senate shall have the power of general supervision over the University and shall hold the Vice-Chancellor and the Authorities accountable for all the functions of the University. The Senate shall have all powers of the University not expressly vested in an Authority or officer by this Regulation and all other powers not expressly provided in this Regulation that are necessary for the performance of its functions.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, the Senate shall have power to—
(a) approve the proposed annual plan of work, the annual and revised budgets, the annual report and the annual statement of account;
(b) hold, control according to the laid down policy for the administration of the property, funds and investments of the University, including the approval of the sale and purchase or acquisition of movable and immovable property;
(c) oversee the quality and relevance of the University's academic programmes and to review the academic affairs of the University in general;
(d) approve the appointment of Deans, Professors, Associate Professors and such other senior faculty and senior administrators as may be prescribed;
(e) institute schemes, directions and guidelines for the terms and conditions of appointment of all officers, teachers and other employees of the University;
(f) approve strategic plans;
(g) approve financial resource development plans of the University;
(h) consider the drafts of statutes and bye-laws proposed by the Syndicate and the Academic Council and deal with them in the manner as provided for in sections 28 and 29, as the case may be :
Provided that the Senate may make statute or bye-laws on its own initiative and approve it after calling for the advice of the Syndicate or the Academic Council, as the case may be;
(i) annul by order in writing the proceedings of any Authority or officer if the Senate is satisfied that such proceedings are not in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation, statutes or bye-laws after calling upon such Authority or officer to show-cause why such proceedings should not be annulled;
(j) recommend of the Chancellor removal of any member of the Senate in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation;
(k) make appointment of members of the Syndicate, other than ex-officio members, in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation.
(l) make appointment of members of the Academic Council, other than ex-officio members, in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation;
(m) appoint Emeritus Professors on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed;
(n) remove any person from the membership of any Authority if such person—
(i) has become of unsound mind; or
(ii) has become incapacitated to function as member of such Authority; or
(iii) has been convicted by a Court of law for an offence involving moral turpitude; and
(o) determine the form, provide for the custody and regulate the use of the common seal of the University.
(3) The Senate may, subject to the provisions of this Regulation, delegate all or any of the powers and functions of any Authority, officer or employee of the University at its main campus, to any Authority, committee, officer or employee at its additional campus, if any, for the purpose of exercising such powers and performing such functions in relation to such additional campuses and for this purpose the Senate may create new posts or positions at the additional campuses.
21. Visitations.—(1) The Senate may, in accordance with procedures prescribed, cause an inspection to be made in respect of any matter connected with the University.
(2) The Chancellor may also cause an inspection or inquiry to be made in respect of any matter directly or indirectly concerned with the University and, from time to time, appoint such expert or experts in the manner prescribed, for purposes of carrying out the inspection of various matters connected with the University.
(3) The Chancellor shall communicate the Senate his views with regards to the results of such inspection or inquiry and shall, after ascertaining the views thereon of the Senate, advise the Senate on action to be taken.
(4) The Senate shall communicate to the Chancellor such action, if any, as has been taken or may propose action to be taken upon the results of the inspection or inquiry.
22. Syndicate.—(1) The Syndicate shall consist of—
(a) the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be its Chairperson;
(b) the Deans of the Faculties of the University;
(c) the Secretary (Administration and Coordination) FATA Secretariat Peshawar;
(d) two principals, one each from public and private sectors, of affiliated colleges to be nominated by the Chancellor from a panel recommended by the FATA Secretariat;
(e) one Professor, one Associate Professor, one Assistant Professor and one Lecturer of the University, who are not members of the Senate, to be elected by the University teachers in accordance with the procedure to be prescribed by the Senate;
(f) two principals, one male and one female of the constituent colleges;
(g) three persons of eminence to be nominated by the Chancellor, on the recommendations of FATA Secretariat.
(h) the Registrar;
(i) the Treasurer; and