GNDU postpones exams as academics droop analysis
Amritsar, January 16
After the academics unions noticed whole suspension of analysis work right now and strike name by aided faculties on January 16, Guru Nanak Dev College (GNDU) postponed all principle semester and annual exams scheduled to be held on January 18.
The strike name has been given by faculties and academics in opposition to the state governmnet’s determination to decrease the retirement age of academics to 58 from 60. Dr BB Yadav, district president, PCCTU, Amritsar, stated the federal government has betrayed the academics’ fraternity by unilaterally taking the choice to scale back the retirement age from 60 years to 58 years.
“Right this moment’s programme was organised which was a complete success in opposition to the federal government’s anti-teacher, anti-higher training and anti-academic construction in Punjab. Notably, the College Grant Fee (UGC), the supreme governing physique of upper training, recommends 65 years because the retirement age for the academics all around the nation in its seventh Pay Fee suggestions. However, the Punjab Authorities, being the final state to implement the January 2016 suggestions after virtually six years i.e. from October 2022, has additionally diminished the retirement age to 58 years in its notification below clause 13 (ii) inflicting impolite shock amongst the academics,” he stated.
Right this moment, all academics kept away from any examination responsibility or analysis work, as most faculties deferred the exams scheduled for right now and January 18. Over 200 aided and un-aided Schools in Punjab and Chandigarh will stay shut on January 18 (Wednesday) in protest in opposition to the state authorities’s determination. The Joint Motion Committee of faculties introduced that they’re contemplating to shut the universities indefinitely in close to future if the federal government didn’t reply to their calls for.
In the meantime, Dr Palwinder Singh, professor-in-charge, Examinations, GNDU, stated the deferred examinations shall be held on January 22. The time and venue for the examinations would be the similar.