FAISALABAD: Submitting an application on the citizen’s complaint portal has cost the procurement and inventory control director of the Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) dearly, as he has been transferred to a private campus of the university in Layyah as a punishment.

In a letter sent to the governor, who is also the chancellor of the GCUF, procurement director Dr Jaweed Anjum said that in August 2016, the registrar had sought applications for allotment of residences. He applied for the same, but the then vice chancellor (VC) did not allot him a residence, mentioning that Dr Anjum had been suspended by the VC. The residence had been allotted to junior officers instead.

As soon the VC went to the Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad as its head, Dr Anjum applied again on Dec 4.

Acting VC Dr Nasir Amin told him that as soon as a residence was vacated by the administration staff it would be allotted to him.

On Jan 3, Dr Anjum said that Dr Naeem Mohsin, the distance learning education director, allegedly vacated the D-13 residence and a vacation letter was sent to acting VC Dr Amin along with Dr Anjum’s request for allotment, but to no avail.

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“I complained on the citizen’s complaint portal on Jan 19 and in response Dr Amin said the residence has not been vacated by Dr Mohsin and that it will be allotted to me as per rules,” he claimed.

“This was an incorrect fact stated by the acting VC. In fact, D-13 has never been occupied since it was built. And I mentioned this in another complaint on Feb 20,” Dr Anjum claimed.

He told Dawn that Dr Mohsin had never used D-13 as it lacked some facilities and had even complained about them. However, the university administration did not improve the situation.

“I was transferred illegally by the acting VC, who can only take operational decisions. The GCUF Layyah campus is run by a private party, Al-Abbas Trust,” he added.

“By transferring me to the Layyah campus, Dr Amin abused his authority and created an environment of favouritism, nepotism and far from merit.”

On May 16, he further claimed, he found out that all four newly built residences and the one vacated by Dr Mohsin had been allotted to university officers. The acting VC is also occupying two residences himself, Dr Anjum stated in the letter.

He requested the governor to take strict disciplinary action against Dr Amin by initiating an inquiry through National Accountability Bureau, Federal Investigation Agency or the Anti-Corruption Establishment against the unjust and corrupt practices.

“Being in BPS-19, if I cannot get justice, how can a common man survive in this country?” Dr Anjum questioned in the letter.

Dr Amin could not be reached for comment despite repeated attempts.

Published in Dawn, May 21st, 2019