'Wrongful' allotment

Punjabi University asks allottees to vacate houses on campus

Punjabi University asks allottees to vacate houses on campus

Ravneet Singh

Tribune News Service

Patiala, August 4

Punjabi University authorities have scrutinised the wrongful allotment of teaching category houses on the campus to outsiders and retired faculty. Officials said a number of houses were previously allotted not conforming to the university norms, as such the allottees had been directed to vacate these in a given time frame or else rent as per university norms would be charged.

“We have given them a date to vacate the houses, or else the university will charge rent as per norms,” Dr BS Sandhu, Dean, Academic Affairs, said during a conversation with The Tribune.

He said: “There were five or six such allottees of teacher category houses. Some houses of teaching category were allotted completely out of quota, including one allotted to a retired professor who did not even work on the campus. He retired from Panjab University, Chandigarh. We don’t know how he was allotted a house on the Punjabi University campus.”

He said the allottee had responded to the matter, submitted a check of enhanced rent and stated he would vacate the house by October 31. Another house that was allotted to a retired Punjabi University professor, who passed away about over a year ago, had also been vacated.

The university has not taken any similar decision regarding allotment of houses of non-teaching category.

Dr BS Sandhu said: “The houses of non-teaching employee category were allotted on the basis of some priority.”

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