Democracy to return at Punjabi University after 16 years-PUTA elections today
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Patiala
Punjabi University would be conducting the Punjabi University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) polls on May, 14 to elect PUTA’s executive body, after the gap of 16 years, on Tuesday. This comes after the Punjab and Haryana High Court adjourned the cases related to contract and regular teachers working at the university’s constituent colleges.
The last PUTA elections were held on campus in 2002. This year Punjabi University has announced to hold Punjabi University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) polls for regular, adhoc faculty working at university campus, its neighborhood campuses, regional centres.
Total three groups –Democratic Front for teachers Right led by Dr Yograj, Teachers’ United Front (TUF) led by Prof Kesar Singh Bhangoo and Progressive Teachers’ Alliance led by Dr Bhupinder Singh Virk were in fray for the post of president, vice presidents, secretary, joint secretary-cum-treasurer ,seven posts of executive posts .
University registrar Manjit Singh Nijjar, who is also the returning officer for the PUTA polls. He said the all the arrangements were made for the smooth polling and the results will be declared on Tuesday itself.
All the three groups released their manifesto. They come up with almost same promises from the implementation of seventh UGC pay scale, timely and hassle-free promotions, to get improve financial condition of the University, to release pending installments of DA, to revival of LTC, to work for the interest of teachers among others.