Press Reporter News Service
Kapurthala, April 23
The employees of IK Gujral Punjab Technical College (IKGPTU) right here is sore over the truth that the state authorities, with none prior suggestion of the varsity’s Board of Governors, has okayed the upgradation of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Institute of Expertise at Chamkaur Sahib right into a talent college from the 2021-22 session.
Notably, the Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ability Institute was to return up as IKGPTU’s constituent campus. The IKGPTU employees has alleged that the NOC for change of land use (CLU) was but to be granted for the location and never even a single brick had been laid but for organising of the constituent campus when the federal government had even introduced the upgradation of the proposed institute as a college.
Dr Dinesh Kumar, president of the College Trainer Welfare Affiliation, stated the IKGPTU had not granted any approval for it to be turned to a Ability College and the state authorities had no energy to take any choice of its upgradation. “The Board of Governors is the only real decision-making physique of IK Gujral Punjab Technical College,” he maintains.
Pawan Kumar Khichy, president, PTU Non-Educating Staff Affiliation, recalled: “The state authorities had deliberate to develop Ability College at Chamkaur Sahib as per the preliminary announcement made by the Punjab Chief Minister in 2017. However on account of monetary disaster, the state authorities couldn’t fund the venture and finally put the monetary burden on IKGPTU to ascertain its campus there with a plan to later convert it into Ability College.”
He added: “In 2016 additionally, the then SAD-BJP authorities bifurcated IKGPTU into two universities and created Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical College for which they demanded Rs 550 crore from IKGPTU. A civil writ petition was filed by staff of IKGPTU in opposition to this choice of the Punjab authorities within the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom on which verdict got here in opposition to the state authorities and its choice was held unconstitutional. The Excessive Courtroom additional went on to state that ‘it’s an outrageous and arbitrary provision which allows one separate statutory entity to make forays into the monetary autonomy of one other statutory entity created below a separate Act with out there being a provision in it enabling such an outflow’. However by then, Rs 150 crore had already transferred. Occurring the identical strains, the present Punjab authorities is utilizing the monetary assets of IKGPTU to ascertain one more college.”
Pre-empting such a transfer, the worker affiliation leaders stated that they had already raised an alarm and had written to the Board of Governors to not set up any campus at Chamkaur Sahib through an e-mail despatched on October 18, 2018, however the BoG had then ignored the issues of its staff.
They additional alleged: “It’s clear that the Punjab Authorities has very cleverly selected this time for the announcement as strict curbs have been imposed in Punjab relating to holding any protest. If the obtainable monetary assets of IKGPTU are diverted, then there shall be no funds left for the event of the college and to pay wage to staff”. The worker associations have deliberate to satisfy Governor of Punjab and Chancellor IKGPTU and Chairman BoG, IKGPTU, to register their grievance.
Politics behind transfer?
- The positioning for talent college is positioned in Chamkaur Sahib Meeting constituency represented by Technical Schooling Minister Charanjit Singh Channi
- The union leaders have alleged that the minister is utilizing his affect to pressurise the BoG of IKGPTU to place apart all norms and expedite the institution of talent campus at Chamkaur Sahib, which has now been upgraded to talent college
- Channi, they stated, was doing all this to advertise his political pursuits preserving in view the upcoming 2022 elections. They additional alleged that the technical schooling below Channi had taken a downward development with a lot of schools closed and likewise admissions coming down considerably