Govt allocates Rs 9700m under PSDP for Ministry of Federal Education schemes

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Federal Government has allocated Rs 42,450 million under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the ongoing and new schemes of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) during the fiscal year 2021-22.

According to the budget document issued here on Friday, Rs 29,736 million has been earmarked for the ongoing schemes and Rs 12,713 million for the new schemes.

Among the ongoing schemes, an amount of Rs 100 million is allocated for Centre for Mathematical Science (CMS) at PIEAS Islamabad, Rs 225 million for the development of Fatima Jinnah Women University, Campus-II (Phase-2) Chakri Road Rawalpindi, Rs 300 million for the establishment of Federal Institute at Hyderabad-Sindh, Rs 100 million for setting up the Main Campus of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology at Islamabad and Rs 300 million for establishment of FATA University.

Furthermore, Rs 250 million has been allocated for establishment of NUST Campus at Quetta, Rs 500 million for expansion and upgradation of International Islamic University Islamabad, Rs 250 million for establishment of University of Baltistan at Skardu and Rs 175 million for establishment of University Campus for Women at Bannu.

Likewise, an amount of Rs 1750 million has been earmarked for Higher Education Development Programme (HEDP), Rs 800 million for Overseas Scholarships for MS/M.Phil leading to PhD in selected fields

(Phase-III-HEC, Rs 800 million for Ph.D Scholarship Programme under Pak-US Knowledge Corridor (Phase-I) (Revised), Rs 400 million for Innovation Centre and Software Park at University of Engineering and Technology Sub-Campus at Lahore and Rs 720 million for Human Resource Development Initiative MS Leading to PhD Programme of Faculty Development for Engineering Universities(UESTPs) (HEC).

Among new schemes, Rs 375 million has been earmarked for strengthening of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar, Rs 300 million for strengthening of The Women University Multan (Phase-II), and Rs 411 million for strengthening of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan.

Furthermore, Rs 1000 million has been reserved for establishment of Centre for Advanced Research in Molecular, Genetic and Allied Facilities at SMBB Medical University Larkana and Rs 825 million for provision of missing facilities for The Shaikh Ayaz University Shikarpur.

Meanwhile, the government has allocated Rs 9700 million under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the ongoing and new schemes of the Federal Education and Professional Training for the fiscal year 2020-21.

According to the budget documents, a total of Rs 9087.111 million has been earmarked for ongoing schemes and Rs 612.889 million for the new schemes of the Education Ministry.

Among the ongoing schemes, Rs 200 million has been allocated for establishment of Directorate General of Religious Affairs (DGRE), Rs 213.60 million for setting up Islamabad Model College for Boys G/13-2, and Rs 118.441 million for Islamabad Model College for Boys G-15, Rs 140 million for establishment of Islamabad Model College for Girls G-13/1 and Rs 253 million for the establishment of

Islamabad Model College for Girls G-14/4. Similarly, Rs 105 million has been allocated for for establishment of National Curriculum Council (NCC) Secretariat.

The government has also allocated a hefty amount of Rs 5000 million for Prime Ministers Special Package to Implement “Skills for All Strategy” as Catalyst for TVET sector development in Pakistan. However, an amount of Rs 1000 million has been earmarked for Response, Recovery and Resilience plan for COVID-19 (GPE Grant).

Among the new schemes, Rs 409 million has been earmarked for the provision of basic educational (missing) facilities in education institutions of ICT under FDE, Rs 106 million for introduction of B.S, Ed (Hons.) 4 years programme at Federal College of Education H/9, Islamabad, Rs 50 million for Visual Arts Centre of Excellence (VACE), Gilgit-Baltistan-National College of Arts (feasibility study).