ISLAMABAD: The Larger Schooling Fee (HEC) will meet subsequent week to determine the destiny of its second most necessary official, whose analysis paper was discovered 88 % plagiarized, The Information has learnt.
The Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmad had made a committee to probe the allegations of main plagiarism towards the fee’s Government Director (ED) Dr Arshad Ali.
Sources stated after the difficulty got here to the sunshine by means of a information story revealed on this paper, the committee shaped by the HEC Chairman held a gathering this week to once more verify the ED’s analysis paper which was once more discovered plagiarized.
The official software program Turnitin, which has been offered by HEC to the schools to verify plagiarism exhibits that Dr Arshad’s paper “A Taxonomy and Survey of Grid Useful resource Planning and Reservation Techniques for Grid Enabled Evaluation Setting,” revealed in July 2004 is nearly actual copy of an identical paper authored by Chaitanya Kandagatla College of Texas, Austin America in February 2004.The Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Dr Arshad Ali proudly mentions the stated analysis paper co-authored by Dr Arshad.
When contacted HEC spokesperson Ayesha Ikram stated a committee to probe the matter was shaped the day when the information was revealed. Nevertheless she stated a number of steps need to be ensured earlier than remaining choice is taken by the chairman.
“Subsequent assembly to be presided over by the Chairman HEC will take up the findings (of the probe committee). A choice will probably be taken after the assembly,” she stated. The assembly Ms Ikram stated can be held subsequent week though a date is but to be set for a similar.
Preventing plagiarism is among the main features of the Greater Schooling Fee (HEC). In response to HEC Act and guidelines, the Government Director is the second most essential official of the fee being the principal accounting officer of the physique that manages about Rs90 billion yearly. He acts as head of HEC Secretariat and in addition because the Secretary of the Fee’s governing physique which makes insurance policies on enhancing high quality of schooling and preventing plagiarism. In an expression of its resolve towards educational-theft, the fee has positioned about 21 black-listed school members and researchers on its web site together with its detailed anti-plagiarism coverage.
When Dr Arshad’s paper is examined with Turnitin it confirms general 88 % similarity index towards 19 per cent restrict set by Pakistan’s larger schooling physique. As well as, forty seven % similarity index has been reported from single supply “authored by Chaitanya Kandagatla towards the 5 % accepted restrict. Dr Arshad Ali is major writer of the paper together with a number of others together with foreigners.
As per HEC coverage, if a lot of the paper (or key outcomes) have been precisely copied from any revealed work of different individuals with out giving the reference to the unique work, a serious penalty of dismissal from service could possibly be imposed.
The coverage additionally mentions that such a plagiarist could also be black listed and will not be eligible for employment in any educational/analysis organisation, and (c) the notification of “Black Itemizing” of the writer(s) could also be revealed within the print media or could also be publicised on totally different web sites on the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor/Rector/Head of the organisation.”
Dr Arshad didn’t reply to The Information calls when requested for his model on committee’s probe. Nevertheless in his earlier speak with The Information on the difficulty, HEC ED had promised to look into the matter based on the fee’s coverage. He claimed that his co-authors have been reputed professionals from establishments like CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Analysis. When requested whether or not he could possibly be dismissed from service if main plagiarism was proved in his attain paper, the HEC Government Director stated he couldn’t converse on the idea of assumptions. Dr Arshad Ali was appointed as HEC Government Director In January 2016 by the choice board and governing physique headed by present HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed.
Based on the record of 21 blacklisted school members posted on HEC web site, greater than 50 % offenders have been blacklisted on the fees of Plagiarised papers.
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