The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has set up special booths for urgent degree verification at its headquarters and all regional offices. The urgent verification of degrees will now cost Rs. 5,000, besides the normal fee of Rs. 800.
HEC has set a target of Rs. 500,000 per day for urgent degree verification. It will yield additional revenue of Rs. 150 million annually, helping the education watchdog overcome the looming financial crisis.
Director-General Attestation and Equivalence, Tahir Zaidi has said that the new procedure will eliminate nepotism, ensuring that the needy are served on a priority basis.
The dedicated slots at HEC offices are distributed as follows:
- 45 – headquarters
- 20 – Lahore
- 15 – Karachi
- 10 – Quetta
- 10 – Peshawar
The new procedure will come into effect from Monday, 15th July and the applicants can schedule their appointments on a priority basis by opting for urgent attestation through the online portal. The booths will be available at all the aforementioned offices from Monday to Friday.
For complete instructions on degree attestation, visit HEC’s official website.