Increase grant to Panjab University: The Punjab and Haryana High court on Friday asked the Punjab Government to suitably enhance its share in the grant to the Panjab University while observing the recent enhancement of Rs 7 crore was not enough as compared to the grant announced by the Centre.Earlier during the hearing, PU vice chancellor professor Arun Grover told the court that the Punjab Government had been providing Rs 20 crore annually to the University since 2001. He said the recent enhancement in the grant to Rs 27 crore was not in proportion to the increased expenditure of the varsity.Professor Grover told the HC that PU generates Rs 293 crore from fees and other resources, while the Centre provides Rs. 207 crore annually, but the amount is not enough to meet the ever increasing expenses.He said an enhanced grant and its timely disbursal by Punjab will come as relief to PU. During the hearing, the Haryana Government appraised the HC bench that it had sent a proposal to the Union Home Ministry regarding affiliation of colleges in the state to PU.
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