5-year dep­u­ta­tion al­lowed for PU staff, rules syn­di­cate

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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.

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