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Government of the Punjab, Higher Education Department issued a letter regarding Filling Up of Vacant Teaching Posts in Colleges by Hiring College Teaching Interns (CTIs).

I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to state that in order to overcome the shortage of teaching staff in the Colleges of Punjab, Higher Education Department has decided to hire 5000 College Teaching Interns (CTI), with 500 seats reserved for people with disabilities and people belonging to minorities. Competent Authority has desired that hiring against 4500 seats may be made in first phase and 500 seats may be kept reserved to meet the pressing needs of the colleges arising during the currency of the FY 2019-20. The CTIs may be hired on the following terms & Conditions: 

  • Qualification 
  • Master Degree at least 2nd Division in the relevant subject. 
  • Marks for Education Qualification 85 
  • Marks for Qualification above Master Degree 05 
  • Marks for position holders in Board / University 05 
  • Interview Marks 05 (Interview marks will be awarded on satisfactory presentation by the candidate on the subject) 
  • Stipend
  • Rs. 45,000/- per month, the disbursement of stipend shall take place strictly through cross cheques / bank accounts of selected CTI's. 
  • Age Limit 
  • No age limit. 
  • Period of Placement 
  • One Academic Session or till the arrival of regular incumbent / contract appointee, whichever is earlier. In case a new vacant situation occurs or a CTI resigns or is not willing to join the next candidate in the merit list shall be given an opportunity to serve as CTI for the remaining period of contract within the criteria.
  • Leave
  • Two casual leaves per month. 
  • TA/DA
  • No TA/DA is admissible. 
  • Term of Contract
  • Placement of College Teaching Interns (CTI) shall be purely temporary and stop gap arrangement, which can be terminated by the Selection Committee at any time due unsatisfactory performance. 
  • Transfer
  • The placement shall be subject and college specific. 
  • Placement through fake / bogus documents 
  • If at any stage, it is discovered that any College Teaching Interns (CTI) obtained this placement on the basis of  forged / bogus document or through deceit by any means, the placement shall be considered void ab initio and the CTI shall be liable to refund all amounts received from the Government as a consequence of his / her placement in addition to such other action as may be taken against him/her under the law. 
  • Recovery of loss 
  • The College Teaching Interns (CTI) will be liable to recovery of any pecuniary loss caused to the employer. 
  • Joining Period 
  • The College Teaching Interns (CTI) will have to join duties within 7 days after the issuance of offer of placement otherwise the offer shall stand withdrawn.
  • No right of regular placement
  • The placement shall not confer any right of regular placement nor shall such placement be regularized under any circumstances.
  • Experience Certificate
  • An Experience Certificate to the CTIs after successful completion of his/her tenure will be issued provided he/ she meets the other criteria.
  • Formation Union or Association 
  • CTIs shall have no right to form Union or Association. If anybody found indulging in such activities, his / her placement shall automatically stand cancelled.
The procedure to be followed by the Department is as under: 


  • Need Assessment
  • The need assessment has been done by the Divisional Directors &DPI (C) Punjab, Lahore.
  • Advertisement by the Department 
  • Date of Interview
  • 23-09-2019 to 24-09-2019 through walk in interview
  • Display of Merit List 
  • Tentative Merit list for the placement of CTIs will be prepared by the Selection Committee latest by 26-09-2019 after duly scrutinized by the Director (Colleges) concerned. The list will also be placed at HED website and College notice-board on the same day. 
  • Grievance Redressal Mechanism for the Candidates 
  • A Grievance Redressal Committee will be notified in each division by the DPI (Colleges) comprising of the senior most faculty members of the Division as its convener and Director Colleges as co-convener. The Committee will also include two senior faculty members in the Division as its members. The committee will assemble in the office of the Director of Education (Colleges) and entertain the objections of the candidates of CTI on 27-09-2019 and 28-09-2019. The formation and schedule of the committee will be disseminated on the HED website and the notice-board of each College where the recruitment of CTI is required. The Director Public Instruction (C), Punjab, Lahore, will be the final authority for addressing the complaints submitted by the candidates. 
  • Display of final merit list and Issuance of Placement Orders
  • 30-09-2019 
  • Period of Contract
  • 01-10-2019 to 30-04-2020 for the colleges in General. 
  • The contract period for Colleges having different calendar of Academic Session i.e. Govt. Colleges (Boys & Girls) at Murree, Kotli Sattian and Phagwari district Rawalpindi will start from 04-03-2020 to 20-12-2020. 
  • The Contract period of CTI's in College with BSProgramme will be from 20-09-2019 to 30-09-2020. 
  • The contract period of a CTI (in all cases) is liable to be terminated upon joining of regular incumbent or contract appointee of the post at any time during the Academic Session 2019-20. 
  • The vacancies for CTIs for each College in the Punjab have already been calculated by the Divisional Directors and the DPI (C) Punjab, Lahore.
  • 3) Selection Committee
  • The Selection Committee will consist of the following:
  • a) Principal of the College concerned In Chair 
  • b) Teacher of subject from College / District nominated by the Principal Member 
  • c) Representative of Higher Education Department Member 
  • d) Vice Principal / Senior most teacher of the College Secretary
  • In case of Colleges where posts of Principal, vice Principal, etc. are vacant the Director (Colleges) concerned will nominate three members committee to hold interview.
  • 4) Qualification Marks Criteria
  • See the copy of Notification Below for Detail
  • In case of occurrence of vacancy or a CTT resigns, then the next candidate in the awaiting list may be given the opportunity to Join for the remaining period of the contract within the criteria. 
  • Director (Colleges) concerned will provide the demand of expenditure for payment to CTI's in the College within 10 days of the completion of the Recruitment Process, Budget Wing shall ensure that payment of College Teaching Interns (CTI').
  • Following actions are reiterated for the sake of transparency of recruitment process and the Principals of the College concerned are requested to comply within letter and spirit; 
  • a) Enrolment of Students in 2nd Shift classes will not be considered for need assessment of CTI's, The Principal found guilty of concealing the fact in this regard, shall be proceeded under PEEDA Act-2006. 
  • b) Marks of the Interview will not be used as a disqualification criteria.
  • c) No demand for payment to CTI'S will be entertained without the endorsement of the Director (Colleges), concerned. 
  • d) Marks for the Position Holders will be granted upon production of a certificate by the candidate Issued from the respective Board / University Controller. 
  • e) Quantification of academic qualification will be made on the basis of detailed marks certificates (DMC's) of the candidate. In case of CGPA, following method will be adopted for conversion of CGPA into percentage of marks. 
  • f) For all the Universities the HEC formula will be used for conversion of CGPA into percentage of marks as given below:
  • See the copy of Notification Below for Detail
  • See the copy of Notification Below for Detail
  • Reference: http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/scholarshipsgrants/IPHDFP5000F/Shared%20Documents/Batch%201V/Conversion%20Formula.pdf 
  • The provision of induction of CTI is a temporary arrangement just to provide a tool to Administrators / Principals for effective service delivery at optimum level. It should not be used as a permanent intervention to run the College. The Principal concerned will review the requirement of the College (Teaching Staff) after the recruitment of CTI's and submit a comprehensive proposal of rationalization of resources in the Colleges to the Department. 
  • Moreover, the CTis will be hired solely for academic purposes and Principals of the concerned colleges are directed not to utilize their services in running the administrative affairs of the college.
  • It has been observed that, previously the policy regarding the induction of CTIs had not been followed in true letter and spirit. Resultantly, a large number of applications were received in the department for the redressing of their grievances that have been engaging the attention of the department for quite some time.
  • In view of the above, you are hereby directed to enforce the criteria strictly in compliance with the policy and not observing any deviations without prior approval from the competent authority in order to avoid any administrative, financial / legal complications in this regard.

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