Officials of Punjabi varsity threaten protest

Officials of Punjabi varsity threaten protest

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 16

The Punjabi University Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed by teaching and non-teaching officials and pensioners of the university have yet again threatened to begin protests over their demands, including salaries, pensions, grants for the university and other matters.

The representatives of the Joint Action Committee said today that they had sent various representations to the state government over grants and other issues, but to no avail.

They said: “The state government has not made any efforts to pull the Punjabi University out of the financial slump. It has also not given Rs90 crore to the university despite announcing it in the state’s Budget.”

They said the state government had also not increased the university’s monthly grant and pointed out that they had not received their pensions and salaries for March.

The representatives said they had decided to begin a protest on the campus from Monday afternoon. “Along with our other demands, we want that the university should have a regular Vice-Chancellor,” they said.

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