PUTA asks V-C to revive staff club
CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Teachers' Association (PUTA) has written to the vicechancellor, demanding revival of staff club that has been lying defunct for the past three years.
Following executive meetings, it was decided that PUTA would protest if the authorities failed to revive the club within one month.
Secretary Mohammed Khalid said the association had taken up the issue several times with the authorities, but to no avail. "We will not shy away from staging a protest if the staff club is not made functional within one month," Khalid added.
The club has been lying defunct since 2008, after the university set up a hotel management institute on the space allotted to the club. There are about 350 club members and Rs 35 is deducted each month
THE CLUB HAS BEEN LYING DEFUNCT SINCE 2008; R35 IS DEDUCTED EVERY MONTH FROM THE SALARY OF CLUB MEMBERS
as contribution from their salaries. Although the club is non-functional, the university continues to deduct the money.
The university has colleted about Rs 5 lakh from the members as fee during the past three years. The staff club was set up in the late 1960s to carry out social activities for the faculty and non-teaching employees. Dean university instruction, and registrar are the president and vice-president (ex-officio) of the club, respectively.