Appoint Dean as officiating VC of PTU, Guv tells Mann
Chandigarh, January 25
Amid unease between Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Governor Banwarilal Purohit, the latter has requested the state authorities to nominate the seniormost Dean (School) or professor because the officiating Vice-Chancellor of IK Gujral Punjab Technical College (IKGPTU), Kapurthala, rather than the Secretary, Technical Training.
The Governor’s directions would be the withdrawal of the priority to nominate the Secretary, Technical Training, because the officiating VC until the appointment of a daily VC.
Earlier, the Governor had sought to know as to why the seniormost Dean (School) couldn’t be given the officiating cost of the VC.
The VC’s submit has been mendacity vacant since April 2021 after the time period of Prof Dr AK Sharma ended. 5 Secretaries, Technical Training, Ramesh Kumar, Raj Kamal Chaudhuri, Vikas Garg, Rahul Bhandhari and Nilkanth A Avhad had been appointed as officiating VCs.
Within the absence of a daily VC, appointing the secretary as officiating VC had been the priority. Now, Seema Jain is the Secretary, Technical Training.
Sources mentioned the division was citing seniority of professors in opposition to the Dean (School) because the hurdle for appointing him/her because the officiating VC.
Aside from the PTU case, the Governor had turned down the appointment of heart specialist Dr GS Wander because the VC of Baba Farid College of Well being Sciences and had additionally requested the CM to rescind the appointment of Dr SS Gosal because the VC of Punjab Agricultural College, calling it unlawful.
Mann, nevertheless, dug in his heels and requested Dr Gosal to proceed.
Chief Secretary VK Janjua has convened a gathering of the Board of Governors on February 1 to alter three members of the search committee that can shortlist and finalise the identify of the common VC.
Based on UGC norms, the members shouldn’t be related in any method with the college.
Chief Secy calls assembly on Feb 1
- Chief Secretary VK Janjua has convened a gathering of the Board of Governors on February 1 to alter three members of the search-cum-selection committee
- The search committee will shortlist and finalise the identify of the common Vice Chanellor of the college
- Based on College Grants Fee norms, members of the choice committee shouldn’t be related in any method with the college or faculty involved