5-year deputation allowed for PU staff, rules syndicate
Panjab University has paved way for its employees - teaching and non-teaching - to go on deputation to other government and non-government organisations for exploring future prospects. The decision was taken in a heated syndicate meeting, which witnessed members trading verbal volleys on Sunday.
While discussing the recommendations of the Sada Nand committee pertaining to the terms and conditions under which teaching and non-teaching employees of the PU would be allowed to go on deputation, vice-chancellor Prof RC Sobti was in the favour of allowing staff members to go on deputation for a total period of five years in career.
However, majority of mem-
bers, including GK Chatrath, were pressing to increase the duration. To drive his point home, Chatrath walked out of the meeting.
Bowing to the pressure, it was resolved that the total period of
It also felicitated three students of the UIET who have been shortlisted for Google Summer of Code 2012, a global programme that offers stipend to students to write code for open-source projects.
The House also felicitated the UIET for bagging Academic Excellence Award in recognition of its accomplishments in the field of technical education at the annual awards function of the AITMA. deputation would not exceed five years in the entire career of the employee plus two years of any other permissible leave, including maternity, child care etc.
"There is no point in making provision for deputation until and unless our employees do not get maximum benefits," Chatrath said after the meeting.
The meeting got off to a fiery start with members indulging in a heated debate over the preparation of master seniority list of teachers. The situation got so tense that the meeting had to be adjourned for half an hour.
After the members failed to come to any conclusion, the matter was deferred since it required detailed deliberations
The vice-chancellor went on record to state that the master seniority list was must for the university. The PU has been functioning without a master seniority or gradation list of its faculty members and Panjab University Teachers' Association (PUTA) has been pressing the authority to prepare a master seniority list of the faculty members.