Rules governing Registration of Faculty

1. Rules governing Registration of Faculty

Extract from "Pakistan Registration of Medical and Dental Practitioners Regulations, 2008." Chapter XII

  1. Every member of the teaching faculty of a recognized postgraduate or undergraduate medical and dental college or institution in Pakistan shall submit to the Registrar an application (Appendix 17) through the Principal/Dean for registration as faculty, immediately but not latter than three months following appointment
  2. Every application for registration as faculty, shall be accompanied by
    • (a) certificate from   the Principal of the College of having commenced the job and
    • (b) registration fee of the Council.
  3. No faculty shall be registered unless he fulfills the Council's criteria.
  4. Every faculty, registered with the Council shall be furnished with a faculty registration number and a certificate (Appendix 21) and a picture identity card, which shall be prominently displayed by the faculty member while in the institution. 
  5. A record shall be maintained institution-wise.
  6. An eligible fresh candidate applying for a faculty registration number for the purpose of recruitment to a job shall be issued a provisional faculty registration number. This provisional faculty registration number shall be converted to permanent on receipt of an application endorsed by the principal or dean confirming that the job has been conferred.
  7. No teaching job in any undergraduate or post graduate medical or dental institution shall be confirmed or given by any institution nor shall be accepted by Council unless the applicant is in possession of a valid faculty registration certificate and for fresh applicants the procedure of attainment is given in regulation 99.
  8. Faculty registration certificate shall be valid for a maximum of five years only and shall be renewed after every five years.
  9. Migration of faculty will not be allowed during an academic session/activity unless decided otherwise by PM&DC on case to case basis and will only be allowed from one recognized institution to another. In cases where faculty has resigned, resignation accepted or not accepted, the faculty shall apply (Appendix 33) and obtain a no objection certificate from Council before joining another institution and in case of a government servant the Government shall be responsible to obtain a no objection certificate from the Council before transferring a faculty to another institution.
  10. Upon joining another institution, a fresh certificate shall be issued on request on payment of the prescribed fee in which the name of the institution shall be changed but the basic faculty registration number shall stay the same.

2. Migrating faculty Criteria

  1. Registration of faculty: All colleges have to ensure that their faculty is registered with PM&DC
  2. No faculty registration shall be entertained or done 72 hours before a meeting /inspection in which the particular faculty is being considered.
  3. Suspension of faculty registration: PM&DC will suspend the faculty registration of teachers working in the Medical /Dental Colleges which are recommended for closure. Any teaching experience for the said period would not be given to faculty members.
  4. Faculty migration is allowed from PM&DC recognized institution to PM&DC recognized institutions fulfilling faculty migration rules which are as under:-
    a).. Migration of faculty is allowed from 1st September to December 31st of each calendar year.
    b). Faculty member seeking migration should provide NOC from the Principal of relieving College.
    c). if the Principal of the relieving institute is not providing NOC to the faculty member seeking migration from their institution the applicant should submit an application to the PM&DC stating that he has resigned from the relieving college and a copy of the same may be forwarded to the relieving principal . Further he should submit an affidavit in this regard that he has resigned from his old institution.
    d). Frequently submitted issues can broadly categorized and upon submission of documentary proof and statement on affidavit may be approved directly by registrar. a) Health issues, b) Transfer to spouse station (wedlock policy),c) Promotion, d) Salary issues (stoppage etc).
  5. Faculty Migration cases from private to Public or private to private sector Colleges.
    a). Faculty migration from recognized to recognized medical/dental college (Public or private) shall be allowed subjected to fulfillment of codal formalities.
    b). Transfer /migration of faculty from public to public sector medical or dental institute and within armed forces institutions other than window period shall also be allowed subjected to transfer/appointment orders issued by the competent authority.
    c). If faculty member submits an application for registration other than migration period such case shall be processed in upcoming migration period. d). In case of hardship cases or under special circumstances the registration of faculty other than window period shall be decided by the Honorable President on case to case basis.
    e). If a private institution does not issue NOC to faculty member desirous to migrate to another institution such faculty member shall be registered with the new institute as faculty member subject to: i. Submission of an affidavit to the effect that receiving college is not entertaining resignation in accordance with service agreement not issuing NOC. ii. The copy of the dually dispatched /submitted resignation letter of faculty member shall be submitted along with application.
  6. Faculty registration card is the sole property of the faculty member and shall be dispatched at the correspondence address of the respective faculty member and photocopy of the same shall be sent to principal/head of institute for information only.
  7. Missing of faculty registration certificate: If faculty registration is lost/missing it shall be re-issued on submission of an affidavit.
  8. Migration/transfer/fresh appointment: From recognized institute to unrecognised /newly established/applied or seeking for recognition institute shall only be allowed if such faculty member is above and beyond the minimum requirements of the respective subject of relieving college as per data base/record of the council. Note: (Minimum requirement of faculty to maintain the minimum standards of the medical or dental education shall be 70 % in each subject commensurate with scoring system earmarked in Medical And Dental institutions (recognition, eligibility criteria for enhancement in a annual admissions and accreditation standards) regulations, 2012).
  9. Faculty registration of newly established medical or dental institute: Seeking recognition under Ordinance shall be entertained in accordance with the time line provisioned in Medical and dental institutions (recognition eligibility criteria for enhancement in a annual admissions and accreditation standards) regulations 2012.
  10. This policy shall repeal all earlier decisions directions and policy related to faculty registration/migration shall stand repeated.

 

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