Ludhiana, June 30, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
PAU has got the dubious distinction of completing one year without a regular Vice Chancellor. Along with this undue delay, many of the administrative positions, especially Director of Research, Director of Extension Education, Dean PGS, Dean College of Agriculture, Director Students Welfare and also Registrar are being look after by additional charge. Many Head of departments position are also vacant, which again are being managed on temporary charge basis.
Dr Mandeep Singh Gill,Secretary, Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association (PAUTA) stated that under such a scenario, the University’s functioning has been severely hampered and such a prestigious institute is directionless without a regular VC.
There has been no promotion of teachers under Career Advancement Scheme for more than a year and promotion cases due since the last 5-6 years are pending, which is having a demoralizing impact.
The PAUTA executive appeals to the state government to please immediately appoint a regular VC for the smooth functioning of the university. Dr H S Kingra ,President ,PAUTA pointed out that our nighbouring state Himachal Pradesh has appointed the new VC of YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry,Solan within one and half month of expiry of term of previous VC, whereas PAU has already seen 3 additional charge VC’s over the last one year and there is still no idea when the regular VC shall be appointed.