GADVASU alumni protests govt in­abil­ity to fill seats

Job­less stu­dents de­mand au­thor­i­ties to fill 147 va­cant posts of vet­eri­nary of­fi­cers in Pun­jab

HT Ludhiana Live - - Education - HT Live Correspondent ludlivedesk@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

LUDHIANA: The first batch of Guru Angad Dev Vet­eri­nary An­i­mal Sciences Univer­sity (GADVASU) who passed out re­cently protested against Pun­jab govern­ment at GADVASU on Thurs­day.

The stu­dents are protest­ing against Pun­jab govern­ment as they state that the govern­ment is not fill­ing the va­cant posts of vet­eri­nary of­fi­cers in the dif­fer­ent districts of Pun­jab and the stu­dents also de­manded that the au­thor­i­ties of GADVASU should also sup­port them to build pres­sure on the govern­ment.

On Fri­day, they would march to­wards the deputy com­mis­sioner's of­fice to sub­mit a mem­o­ran­dum con­sist­ing their de­mands.

The stu­dents held a protest march from Col­lege of Vet­eri­nary Sci­ence to Vet­eri­nary Clin­ics and blocked gate num­ber five of the var­sity for half an hour. The present batch of GADVASU also joined the agi- tat­ing stu­dents to lend their sup­port.

Talk­ing to Hin­dus­tan Times, a pass out of GADVASU Man­bir Singh said, "We are from the first batch of GADVASU which passed out this year but we do not have jobs. Out of the 92 stu­dents only 4 got jobs in the pri­vate sec­tor while the oth­ers are still on the look out for one."

Man­bir added, " In 2006, Pun­jab govern­ment ad­ver­tised 542 posts of vet­eri­nary of­fi­cers in Pun­jab and ev­ery year the ad­ver­tises these posts but this year no such step has been taken even as 147 seats lie va­cant."

Pres­i­dent of Pun­jab Vet­eri­nary Doc­tors As­so­ci­a­tion Dr Ab­dul Ma­jit said, " Our as­so­ci­a­tion has urged the stu­dents to call off their strike as we have al­ready spo­ken to the govern­ment. Even the con­cerned min­istry has sought the record of num­ber of posts ly­ing va­cant in the dif­fer­ent districts and the govern­ment has promised to fill the va­cant posts soon."

Jaski­rat Singh an­other pass out said, "We ap­proached the chief min­is­ter and con­cerned au­thor­i­ties but they did not help us and gave us fake as­sur­ances. We want that we should be ad­justed in the va­cant govern­ment posts on the ba­sis of merit."


Stu­dents of GADVASU protest­ing out­side the vet­eri­nary hos­pi­tal at PAU in Ludhiana.

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