According to the review, HEC has failed to publish its annual performance report on regular basis in last three years. Under HEC Ordinance 2002, it is mandatory to publish an annual performance report publically on the state of higher education and its activities during that year and submit it to the prime minister, the controlling authority of HEC.
The Working Group said that the important information is missing and the report is incomplete in certain matters pertaining to higher education despite prolonged delay. According to the findings of the Working Group, the annual report did not carry information about its own key departments like Attestation & Accreditation, Statistics, Administration & Coordination and Quality Assurance Division.
In the post-18th Amendment scenario, the report lacks any information about higher education allocations at provincial levels, coordination of federal HEC with provincial governments and implementation of Federal Quota Policy in employment within HEC as required under article 38 (g) of the Constitution of Pakistan, it said.
Out of total 10 PhD foreign scholarships allocated for journalists belonging to Fata, only two were awarded because most of the Fata based journalist did not meet the required edibility criteria, the report mentions.