Tribune News Service
Patiala, November 21
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has recommended acceptance of Punjabi University Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr BS Ghuman’s resignation. This comes three days after the VC submitted his resignation to the Governor’s office.
Raveen Thukral, media advisor to the CM, confirmed the development, saying, “The resignation has been accepted by the government. The recommendations for appointing an officiating or a regular VC will be decided upon after getting a formal approval from the Governor’s office.”
Dr Ghuman is said to have visited the university campus in the evening. Officials said he went to his official residence where he was met by senior administrative officials of the university. Dr Ghuman did not respond to calls for comment.
On the other hand, the Opposition parties have slammed the state government over the university’s poor financial condition.
Shiromani Akali Dal’s senior vice-president Prem Singh Chandumajra, during a candle march in Patiala on Saturday, said it was highly imperative for the state government to take action to pull the university out of financial slump. Academics and students participated in the march. Chandumajra said, “The university’s functioning has come to a standstill as the government has failed to provide any financial assistance.”
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