Punjabi University panel to look into finances of publication bureau

Punjabi University panel to look into   finances of publication bureau

Patiala, September 19

Punjabi University, Patiala, has formulated a committee to look into financial transactions of university publication bureau. Officials said the university is also formulating a publication policy for publication of its books in-house.

Dr Arvind, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, said the varsity is looking into finances of the bureau to reduce its expenditure. “Earlier all publication work was done in-house. It then gradually shifted to issuing quotations and tenders to publication houses outside the university. But now we have decided to study the costs incurred in the process in the last many years to find out how much money we can save by doing the same on-campus”, said VC Arvind.

He said the university is looking at the publication house’s expenditures including bills incurred in the past. He clarified, “We have not received a complaint in regard to the functioning of the bureau in the past. Though, if we come across any misappropriations we will initiate action as per process”, and added that the university will also formulate a policy for publication of books. “The university’s publication bureau is prestigious and many senior writers will definitely like to publish their books from here”, he said. The university will also open book shops in different locations, including abroad, to sell its books. — TNS

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