Punjabi University ’A’ class officers association up ante against VC’s decision
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Punjabi university ‘A’ class officers association has raised a revolt flag against the vice chancellor decision to appoint a teaching faculty as Controller Examination on a non teaching post of the university .
As per information, Dr Gurcharan Singh, a professor of MBA department has been appointed as Controller examination by the Punjabi University vice chancellor, Prof Arvind.
On Dr Gurcharan’s appointment ‘A’ class officers association has given a representation to the vice chancellor to reconsider his decision, as Controller examination is a non-teaching cadre post given to a teaching faculty.
When contacted the president of ‘A’ class officers association Kamaljit Singh Jaggi, he said” last month we had a meeting the vice chancellor to discuss the pending appointments, promotions of the non-teaching staff of the university. “
He said that “vice chancellor had assured in that meeting that university will fill the pending non-teaching staff, at the earliest. In that meeting the VC had said that the university will advertise the posts, hold interviews for the different posts and try to get the best stuff.”
“The association endorses VC’s decision but now the VC has issued these orders (appointment of Dr Gurcharan singh) of Controller examination from teaching staff on a non teaching post” said Jaggi.
Jaggi further added that “yesterday we had a meeting with the vice chancellor on this issue and requested him to fill the vacant assistant registrar/ deputy registrar’s (AR’s / DR’s), warden etc from within the university non teaching staff. The staff is already getting the salary and the university has just to give the charge. This will save the university money” On this the vice chancellor agreed and directed his deputy registrar (DR) to compile a data and submit the same within a day. On March 16,2022 the VC and the A class officers association will again hold a meeting to sort out this issue” added Jaggi.
When contacted the vice chancellor to get his point of view on Controller’s appointment row, he said ” i only followed the trend set by former vice chancellors to appoint a suitable person who fulfilled the required criteria, without any extra financial burden on the university. If i appoint any outsider as controller examination it will put extra burden on the financial health of the institution. Rest all the eligible staff were already promoted in the non teaching staff. If required any further appointment, the university will do the needful. ”
He further added that “I’m trying to streamline the financial health of the university. How can i put extra burden on the university in this situation. ”