Punjabi University to mark asst profs recruitment issue to Vigilance

Punjabi University to mark asst profs recruitment issue to Vigilance

Punjabi University, Patiala. File photo

Ravneet Singh

Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 30

Punjabi University, Patiala, has now decided to send the matter of recruitment of 62 assistant professors on the basis of PhD, exempting them from NET qualification, to the Vigilance Bureau.

The university during its syndicate meeting held today also decided to fix responsibilities of officials in other cases of misappropriation of university funds regarding purchases and sale of equipment along with recruitments of faculty done on basis of “fake” SC, BC certificates.

Had hired 62 assistant professors

  • The university had hired 62 assistant professors from 2009 to 2016 without following UGC regulations of June 2010
  • As per an internal committee report, this was done after the university Vice-Chancellor approved a commitee’s recommendations in June 2011 and the syndicate in March 2012

The university had hired 62 assistant professors from 2009 to 2016 without following UGC regulations of June 2010 which made NET/SLET/SET as minimum eligibility condition for the recruitment. As per an internal committee report, this was done after approval of recommendations of a committee by the university Vice-Chancellor in June 2011 and the syndicate in March 2012. An official who was part of the syndicate meeting today said members decided to send the matter to the Vigilance Bureau for proper investigation.

Meanwhile, the university syndicate has also decided to fix responsibilities of erring officials in hiring of seven assistant professors on the basis of “fake” SC and BC certificates.

A member of the committee said the syndicate decided to fix responsibilities of all officials and recruits wherein the submitted certificates were found fake and send them show-cause notices. An internal committee of two senior professors in 2017 had also stated that the complaints of use of fake certificates in the matters were found to be correct.

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