An emergent meeting of Punjabi University Teachers’ Coordination Committee (PUTCC) has been held today. It took a serious note of the anti-teacher attitude of the Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. The PUTCC leadership feels that the root cause of all of the problems is not only the whimsical and dictatorial behavior but also is the non-transparent mode of governance of the university top-management under the command and control of Vice Chancellor. Members expressed deep concern about the grossly unfair rejection of the teachers on the flimsy grounds under the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) of the UGC, suspensions of teachers and victimization of teachers. The university authorities have been arbitrarily deciding the date of promotion of the teachers without any objective criterion. It is sad fact that the government has been keeping itself mum and paying no heed to what is going on in the university ever since the joining of the present incumbent. The PUTCC has resolved to support the ongoing agitation led by Guru Nanak Dev University Teachers’ Association, Amritsar (GNDUTA). The PUTCC urged and demanded from the Governor, Punjab, who happens to be the Chancellor, of the Universities of the state, to immediately intervene in the situation and resolve the conflict without any delay in order to stop the victimization and harassment of the faculty of the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
(Satnam Singh Sandhu) (Ran Singh Dhaliwal) (Jaswinder Singh Brar)
Convener, Convener Convener
Punjabi University Teachers’ Front, Free Thinkers’ Forum, Democratic Teachers Front
PUTF FTF DTF
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