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UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, LAHORE (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2012

An Act further to amend the University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Ordinance 2002.

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 30th July, 2012]

ACT LII OF 2012

No. PAP-Legis-2(132)/2012/731. The University of Health Sciences, Lahore (Amendment) Bill 2012, originally passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on the 21st day of June 2012, was sent to the Governor of the Punjab for assent. The Governor returned the Bill for reconsideration by the Assembly. The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, after reconsideration, again passed the Bill on the 18th day of July 2012. The Bill was again sent to the Governor for assent on the 19th day of July 2012. Since the Governor has not assented to the Bill within the stipulated period of ten days, the same is deemed to have been assented to in terms of clause (3) of Article 116 of the Constitution, and is published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

Preamble.–Whereas it is expedient further to amend the University of Health Sciences, Lahore Ordinance 2002 (LVIII of 2002) for purposes hereinafter appearing; It is enacted as follows:–

  1. Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be cited as the University of Health Sciences, Lahore (Amendment) Act 2012.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

  1. Amendment of Section 2 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the University of Health Sciences, Lahore Ordinance, 2002 (LVIII of 2002) (hereinafter called the said Ordinance), in Section 2–

(i)         clause (vii) shall be omitted; and

(ii)        after clause (xxii), the following new clause (xxii-a) be inserted:–

            “(xxii-a)   “Pro-Chancellor” means the Pro- Chancellor
of the University;”.

  1. Amendment of Section 8 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 8–

(a)        after clause (i), the following new clause shall be inserted:–

            “(ia)     Pro-Chancellor;”; and

(b)        clause (iv) shall be omitted.

  1. Amendment of Section 9 of Ordinance LVI11 of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 9, after sub-section (6), the following shall be inserted:–

“(7) In the performance of his functions under this Ordinance, the Chancellor shall act and shall be bound in the same manner as the Governor of the Province acts and is bound under clause (1) of Article 105 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”.

  1. Amendment of Section 11 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 11, in sub-section (4), the commas and the words ‘or the Chief Executive, as the case may be, shall be omitted.
  2. Insertion of Section 11-A in Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, after Section 11, the following new section shall be inserted:–

“11-A. Pro-Chancellor.–(1) Minister for Health, Government of the Punjab shall be the Pro-Chancellor of the University.

            (2) The Pro-Chancellor shall perform such duties and functions and exercise such powers as are vested in him under this Ordinance or as may be assigned or delegated to him by the Chancellor.”.

  1. Amendment of Section 12 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, for Section 12, the following shall be substituted:–

“12.     Vice Chancellor.–(1) A person who is eligible and who is not more than sixty-five years of age on the last date fixed for submission of applications for the post of the Vice Chancellor may apply for the post.

            (2) The Government shall determine, by notification in the official Gazette, the qualifications, experience and other relevant requirements for the post of the Vice Chancellor.

            (3) The Government shall constitute, for a term of two years, a Search Committee consisting of not less than three and not more than five members for making recommendations for appointment of the Vice Chancellor.

            (4) The Search Committee shall follow such procedure and criteria, for selection of the panel for the post of the Vice Chancellor, as the Government may, by notification, determine.

            (5) The Search Committee shall recommend to the Government, a panel of three persons who, in its opinion, are suitable for appointment as the Vice Chancellor.

            (6) The Chancellor shall appoint the Vice Chancellor for each term of four years but he shall serve during the pleasure of the Chancellor.

            (7) The Government shall determine the terms and conditions of service of the Vice Chancellor.

            (8) The incumbent Vice Chancellor shall not be allowed any extension in his tenure but subject to eligibility he may again compete for the post of the Vice Chancellor in accordance with the procedure prescribed by or under this section.

            (9) If the office of the Vice Chancellor is vacant or the Vice Chancellor is absent or is unable to perform the functions of the Vice Chancellor owing to any cause, the Pro-Vice Chancellor shall perform the functions of the Vice Chancellor but, if at any time, the office of Pro-Vice Chancellor is also vacant or the Pro-Vice Chancellor is absent or is unable to perform the functions of the Vice Chancellor owing to any cause, the Chancellor shall make such temporary arrangements for the performance of the duties of the Vice Chancellor as he may deem fit.”.

  1. Amendment of Section 13 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 13, for sub-section (2), the following shall be substituted:–

“(2) Subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, the Vice Chancellor may, in an emergency, take an action which is not otherwise in the competence of the Vice Chancellor but is in the competence of any other authority.

(3) The Vice Chancellor shall, within seven days of taking an action under subsection (2), submit a report of the action taken to the Pro-Chancellor and to the members of the Board of Governors; and, the Board of Governors shall, within forty five days of such an action of the Vice Chancellor, pass such orders as the Board of Governors deems appropriate.”

  1. Amendment of Section 14 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, for Section 14, the following shall be substituted:–

“14.     Pro-Vice Chancellor.–(1) The Chancellor shall nominate the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University, from amongst three senior most Professors of the University, for a term of three years.

            (2) The Pro-Vice Chancellor shall perform such functions as may be assigned to him under this Ordinance, statutes or regulations.

            (3) The Board of Governors or the Vice Chancellor may assign any other functions to the Pro-Vice Chancellor in addition to his duties as Professor.”

  1. Omission of sections 15 and 16 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, Section 15 and Section 16 shall be omitted.
  2. Amendment of Section 17 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 17, in sub-section (1), for the words ‘Chief Executive’, the words Vice Chancellor shall be substituted.
  3. Amendment of Section 18 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 18, for the words ‘Chief Executive1, wherever occur, the words ‘Vice Chancellor’ shall be substituted.
  4. Amendment of Section 23 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 23, in sub-section (1), clause (iii) shall be omitted.
  5. Amendment of Section 24 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 24, the words ‘Chief Executive or’, wherever occur, shall be omitted.
  6. Amendment of Section 25 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 25, in sub-section (2), the comma and words ‘Chief Executive’ shall be omitted.
  7. Amendment of Section 28 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 28, for the words ‘Chief Executive’, wherever occur, the words ‘Vice Chancellor’ shall be substituted.
  8. Amendment of Section 37 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 37, in sub-section (2), in para (ix), for the words ‘Chief Executive’, the words ‘Vice Chancellor’ shall be substituted.
  9. Amendment of Section 47 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 47, after the words “An officer”, the words and comma “, other than the Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor and Vice Chancellor” shall be inserted.
  10. Amendment of Section 54 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 54, for sub-section (2), the following shall be substituted:–

“(2) If a question arises whether any person is entitled to be a member of any Authority, the matter shall be referred to the Committee consisting of the Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Secretary Health of the Government or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary and the decision of the Committee shall be final.”

  1. Amendment of Section 58 of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in Section 58, the words ‘or Chief Executive’ shall be omitted.
  2. Amendments in Schedule of Ordinance LVIII of 2002.–In the said Ordinance, in the Schedule–

(a)        in para 7, for the words ‘Chief Executive1, wherever occur, the words ‘Vice Chancellor’ shall be substituted; and

(b)        in para 9, for the words ‘Chief Executive’, the words ‘Vice Chancellor’ shall be substituted.

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