Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 13
Panjab University (PU) will conduct the next Board of Finance (BoF) meeting on January 21. The meeting will be held online, which will again raise a controversy among its members and the authorities concerned.
The previous meeting, which was scheduled for December 15, was postponed after board members and the authorities remained inconclusive on conducing the meeting online or offline.
While many members, including officials of the Punjab Government, insisted on conducting a physical meeting, the PU authorities wanted to hold an online meeting.
Earlier, the BoF meeting was held in August 2019. The meeting is important for approving PU’s estimated budget and take clearance from members on the balance sheet. Sources claimed that the BoF is scheduled to take a call on university’s revised budget for 2021-22.
“The meeting is scheduled to be held on January 21. It will be held online. Important approvals regarding financial stability of Panjab University will be discussed at the meeting. The university is already facing financial losses and this meeting is important for discussing the future course of action,” said a BoF member.
Meanwhile, members are again demanding a physical meeting of the BoF. Since relaxation in the lockdown restrictions, the authorities and members of various bodies, including Senate, Syndicate and BoF have been demanding a physical meeting. However, the authorities have insisted on calling online meetings.
“Members will stress on calling a physical meeting. On other hand, the authorities are adamant on calling an online meeting. Let’s see, if this meeting is also postponed or not,” said another official.
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