Punjab governor should be PU's chancellor, suggests Pb govt to governance reforms committee
Chandigarh, May 16, 2021:
The Punjab government has opined that the chancellor of PU should be Punjab governor rather than the vice president of India.
The Punjab government has sent its remarks to the Panjab University reforms committee.
In February, the 11 member board of experts was formed by the chancellor to suggest administration changes considering the New Education policy after the University Grants Commission, in November 2020, asked the varsity to enforce administration changes based on the PU Act and Regulations.
The Punjab government has sent its remarks to the Panjab University reforms committee suggesting that the Governor of Punjab should be made the chancellor of the college rather than the Vice President of India.
It has been learnt that Paramjit Singh, director of public instruction (DPI), also a member of committee representing Punjab, has written to the chairperson of the board asking that the governor be re-established as chancellor of the college.
The government has also asked the university’s senate to consider the recommendations. The subcommittee is of the view that four senate members should be elected from among registered post graduate fellows. Of the four, three may be from Punjab, and one from Chandigarh. It has also recommended that 18 members of the senate be nominated by the chancellor from among academicians, of which nine should be in consultation with the government of Punjab.