Teacher’s raised eyebrows over Extension To Principal’s
Chandigarh(Sajan Sharma) – Issue of granting extension to Principals of various colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh colleges was raised eyebrows of various Senate members. In the recent senate meeting teachers showed resentment that if managements will work on same lines then how they will get promoted ? There are around 30 colleges under Panjab University where Principal’s were kept on extension.Although no detail discussion was allowed as when various senators raised objections over extension but when some tried to discuss, Vice Chancellor Prof. Arun Grover adjourned the meeting and later declared meeting closed. There are several colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh where Principal’s are getting regular extension by Managements.The issue before senate was that The extension which Principal’s are given recently are in parts so why should it be given in one go which Senators opposed strongly. Former President of Punjab College and teacher’s union Prof. Jagwant Singh said that the teacher’s were denied this extension as Punjab government did not gave nod to to continue upto 65 years. But Principal’s were getting this benefit and Colleges management start giving them extension which creates lot of resentment among teachers.In the recent senate meeting Senator Hardeep Dua and some other Senators raised the issue and said that the way Principal are given extension is not accepted. At least some Policy be made on the issue. If Managements want to keep Principal then He should be offer some other senior post but opportunity should be given to other teachers also. Otherwise they will not get opportunity to become Principal. When V-c raises another question that Who stops you to apply for Principal Post when Post was advertised by college? Senators responded that It is just eye wash that managements are doing. They reject the candidates on pretext of one or other reason and not interested to appoint new Principal and they informed University that no suitable candidate was found during interview. Senators demanded that If Managements says that no suitable candidate is found then Principal Post should be given to Senior most teacher.
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