Patiala:The Punjabi University here is running without a regular Vice-Chancellor since over one week after Dr Jaspal Singh demit his office as the Vice-Chancellor and is putting up his papers to the Chancellor in Chandigarh has gone to New Delhi soon after the SAD-BJP alliance loose Punjab assembly elections and the Congress Party stormed to the power in the state.
As the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is still busy in establishing his government and also in the budget session of the Vidhan Sabha and nothing has been done over the appointment of the new Vice-Chancellor for the University.
Even as many names has come forward for this coveted post especially that of the state’s Former Chief Election Officer (CEO), Dr Kusamjit Kaur Sidhu.
As per the University’s calendar, which states the in the absence of the Vice-Chancellor (VC) the Dean Academic Affairs gets the powers of the VC but now no such arrangements have been done.
Meanwhile the Vice-Chancellor of the Chaudhary Charan Singh of University of Meerut, Dr Narinder Kumar Taneja, who was in the University to attend a function in recent past, has urged the Punjab government to follow the Uttar Pradesh pattern for the selection of the Vice-Chancellor for the state University as this pattern will help in restricting the ongoing practice of the tendering
resignations whenever a change of guard take place in the state after the assembly elections.
Meanwhile, the ongoing agitation demanding immediate removal of the re-employed teaching and non- teaching employees continues as the members of the Adhoc committee is not ready to relent over the issue and continue with its agitational program. The members of the Committee regularly gheroing the VC office and organing the protest dharnas in the university campus.
On the other hand, a deputation of the University’s Employees Welfare Association also hold a meeting with the Health Minister Brahm Mohindra over the issue and also submitted a memorandum to him and urged him to make a personal intervention into the matter so that it will be resolved as early as
The Deputation was headed by the association’s President Rajinder Raju. Raju also told the media that he even talked to the former VC,Dr.
Jaspal Singh when he came to the University campus on March 21 after attending a marriage party and stayed at the University Guest House and he fail to come forward with a satisfactory reply over the issue, claimed Raju.
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