PUTA comes to aid of PU fac­ulty mem­ber

CBI has ac­cused pro­fes­sor and 11 oth­ers of mis­lead­ing AICTE in grant of recog­ni­tion to an ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tute in Jaipur

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Jy­ot­sna Jalali CHANDIGARH: The Pan­jab Univer­sity teach­ers as­so­ci­a­tion (PUTA) has come out in sup­port of Prof OP Katare of the phar­macy de­part­ment against whom the cen­tral bureau of in­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI) has sought per­mis­sion for pros­e­cu­tion from the PU au­thor­i­ties. It is im­por­tant to men­tion here that PUTA has taken up the mat­ter af­ter HT re­ported it.

CBI has booked Prof OP Katare along with 11 oth­ers for al­legedly mis­lead­ing the All In­dia Coun­cil for Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion (AICTE) in the mat­ter of grant­ing recog­ni­tion to an ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tute in Jaipur.

The PUTA af­ter read­ing about the in­ci­dent called an emer­gency meet­ing on Tues­day to dis­cuss the is­sue. Prof OP Katare was also called in the meet­ing by PUTA to un­der­stand the com­plete is­sue. Talk­ing to HT PUTA Pres­i­dent Mo­ham­mad Khalid said, “We have heard Prof Katare and gone through the case. On the face of it Prof Katare is not at fault and PUTA is sup­port­ing him. We shall urge PU au­thor­i­ties to look into the mat­ter and not grant pros­e­cu­tion sanc­tion in this case as it would only mean ha­rass­ment to a fac­ulty mem­ber and we shall not al­low the same.” The de­ci­sion whether the per­mis­sion should be granted to CBI for pros­e­cu­tion of Prof Katare lies en­tirely with the se­nate but PUTA is of the view that they would take it up with the of­fi­cials and en­sure that no wrong is done to any fac­ulty mem­ber.

Mean­while, Prof Katare has also main­tained that he was per­form­ing his du­ties and no way was it his re­spon­si­bil­ity to check whether doc­u­ments pro­vided by in­sti­tute are au­then­tic or not. He adds that it was the re­spon­si­bil­ity of AICTE of­fice in Delhi to check the same. Mean­while the is­sue has be­come the talk in the var­sity with many try­ing to politi­cise the same.

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