Punjabi University panel to probe ‘misappropriation’ of funds

Punjabi University panel to probe ‘misappropriation’ of funds

Punjabi University has formed a fact-finding committee to look into the alleged misappropriation of the UGC funds. File photo

Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 6

Punjabi University has formed a fact-finding committee to look into the alleged misappropriation of the UGC funds. The University Registrar, along with the Finance Officer and the dean of a faculty, are part of the committee.

Officials on the campus said the university had formed an internal team for an audit of its records. The University Registrar, Dr Varinder Kumar Kaushik, said he could not divulge any information as the inquiry was going on. “We can’t divulge information during the pendency of the investigation,” he added.

The other officials said a number of bills were identified by the internal audit team which became the trigger of the inquiry.

The Vice-Chancellor (VC), Professor Arvind, said: “A fact-finding probe has been ordered. It is currently premature to comment on it as no concrete evidence has been found. Also, the probe is time-bound and will be completed within two weeks. We will take action as per our findings.”

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