Dr Parvinder Singh appointed PU’s new CoE
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Amid heated discussion, the Senators, in a meeting held here on Saturday, approved the appointment of Dr Parvinder Singh as Controller of Examination (CoE) Panjab University (PU).
Raising objections to this, Senator SS Randhawa said that at the time when Dr Singh had submitted his application for the post of CoE, he had attached no administrative experience certificate with it. Only during the interview had he showed some documents.
Similarly, another Senator Hardiljit Singh Gosal said that in colleges, no post of registrar exists and no lecturer can have administrative experience. Moreover Dr Singh acted as officiating principal.
However, Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) president Mohammad Khalid said that the House should not go into the merit of the case, and that the varsity needs an examination controller as the load of examinations is multiplying every day.
Replying to this, the Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover said that this matter even went to the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the court, while giving its judgment, has asked the varsity to consider the matter. "I think the Senate is capable enough to decide the issue," he added.
Endorsing the viewpoint of PUTA president, Senator R P Josh said that earlier also, allegations were made when the matter came in the Syndicate, but when asked for proof, no one came forward.
Even former PU V-C Prof R P Bambah mentioned that a high empowered committee had approved his appointment. Dr Parvinder Singh was the best candidate, he added.
After a long discussion, finally the House approved Dr Singh's appointment as CoE.
Moreover, the House also witnessed an uproar regarding the appointment of Dazay Zarabi as PU, regular faculty. Three senators, who said that Zarabi had a 'back door entry' into the varsity, recorded their dissent, but the rest of the faculty approved his appointment.