PU Syndicate on Friday approved the revised budget proposal from Board of Finance (BoF) for the year 2016-17 fiscal year. The revised budget estimate has envisaged expenditure of Rs 502.11 crore and income of Rs 249.51 crore. The revised budget will now be considered by the PU Senate. Earlier, the non-plan budget estimate had envisaged expenditure of Rs 517.33 crore and income of Rs 210.61 crore for the year 2016-17.
The PU Syndicate approved the conferring of DSc (Honoris Causa) degree to Dr N S Kapany; D Litt (Honoris Causa) to Murli Manohar Joshi; DSc (Honoris Causa) to Prof Gurdev Singh Khush, FRS and Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) to Hon’ble Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and recommendation to confer Honorary Degrees (Honoris Causa) to former Union Minister and Lok Sabha MP, Prof Murli Manohar Joshi; noted Physicist Dr Narinder Singh Kapany; Agronomist & Geneticist Prof Gurdev Singh Khush, FRS and Supreme Court Judge Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was also made in a special convocation to be held in the upcoming months.
Now senate is to decide the chief guest for the convocation.Syndicate has also approved enhancement in the amount of subsidy for youth and heritage festivals. The facilities for various eight prestigious chairs were also approved in the meeting.The Syndicate also approved the proposal from Director Department of Education (Colleges), Punjab Government to open up two new PU Constituent Colleges at Ferozepur and Dhramkot (Moga) with effect from the current academic session 2016-17.
Sources said that a proposal will be sent to the Punjab government for sanctioning a grant of Rs 100 crore to the varsity to incur the financial crisis.However, the PU syndicate has deferred the proposal of presentation of awards namely Kala Rattan to Anupam Kher, Sahitya rattan to Prof Dalip Kaur Tiwana and Vigyaan Ratan to Dr. Parshotam Das Gupta this time.While, during the meeting, one of the senate members demanded the release of the DA allowances to the employees which are pending and the simplification of child care leave rules to which VC has ensured look into the matter.
The minutes of budget estimate committee were also approved as per which…
Rs 81.67 lakh for construction/extension of third floorin existing girls hostel at Regional Centre Ludhiana;
Rupees 33 lakh for installation of bio-gas plant at Boys Hostel No. 3 PU Campus;
Rupees 20 lakh for Barbed wire on the compound wall fromGate No. 1 to Pharmacy Department in PU Campus;
Rupees 23 lakh for construction of for toilets/washrooms for transgender at various locations in PU Campus;
Rupees 25 lakh for up-gradation of lease line connectivity from 20 Mbps to 100 Mbps at PUSSGRC, Hoshairpur;
Rupees 14 lakh for IT infrastructure at AC Joshi Library
Rupees 338.86 lakh for completion of construction of new houses in PU South Campus
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