Don’t release grants to agri university, SC panel tells govt : The Tribune India

Chandigarh, May 19

The Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes today issued an order directing the Punjab Government not to release grants/funds to Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, until it implements the reservation policy of the state government.

Disclosing this here today, Chairperson of the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes Tajinder Kaur said Dalveer Kumar and others of the PAU SC/BC Employees Welfare Association, PAU Campus, Ludhiana, had complained that Punjab Agricultural University had not implemented Punjab Government’s reservation policy in the university since its inception. She said after that the commission had sought an action taken report from the PAU. In an affidavit the Registrar of PAU, Dr RS Sidhu, said PAU neither comes under the Punjab State SC/BC Reservation Policy 2006 nor Clause 1.1.1. of the UGC Act.

Tajinder Kaur said the reservation policy should be implemented in the organisations which receive grants/funds from the Punjab Government/ GoI. Therefore, until the PAU, Ludhiana, implements the reservation policy executed by the state government, the funds/grants should not be released to PAU, Ludhiana. — TNS

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