Over 100 university professors seek to contest elections to escape election duties

PATIALA: In an try to get away the election tasks the professors of Punjabi University had now find get away route - contesting of Lok Sabha elections. As for now greater than 100 professors in the college had sought permission from the college government to contest the General Elections scheduled for May 19 in Punjab.

The college educating faculty has been protesting towards the election tasks being given via the District Electoral Officer in Patiala. The professors claimed that the college was once an self sustaining body and it has been mentioned in the laws and laws that educating faculty can't be compelled to offer election tasks.


They stated that deputing them on the electoral tasks is a clear violation of political and constitutional mandate provided in University Calendar and they might proceed their agitation till their calls for are met.

On Tuesday, as many as 85 professors together with assistant and associate professors submitted applications to the government in Punjabi University Patiala and instructed they wanted to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. According to laws, any faculty member who is contesting the elections can't be asked to accomplish the election duty. The college witnessed an entire strike of the educating faculty because the professors remained sitting on protest and thus the analysis and different academic activities remained shut-down.

The college previous in its syndicate assembly had already given approval to a few college professors to contest elections on the other hand later another professors also sought permission to contest the elections.


University Registrar Manjit Singh Nijjar stated, "We have been receiving a number of applications from the teaching faculty seeking permission to contest the elections. Till now we have approved 16 members of teaching faculty to contest the elections. A number of professors today staged protest for being asked to perform the election duties and they held a meeting with the Vice Chancellor in this regard."


A University Professor JS Brar stated that round 25 applications from the school was once submitted till Monday whilst on Tuesday by myself round 85 college professors had sought permission to contest elections. He stated some extra will submit their applications in the coming days.


The protesting college professors now not handiest took out a protest march on the campus but also raised slogans towards the college management for being mum on the factor and the district electoral officer as smartly. Later the protesting faculty members sat outside the administrative center of Vice Chancellor BS Ghuman for hours.


The VC then assured the teachers to interfere into the matter and absorb this factor with the concerned higher officers.
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