Gnd, Punjabi Varsities Postpone Exams


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Guru Nanak Dev (GND) University has postponed its annual theory examinations scheduled for April 8 due to certain administrative reasons.
Stating this here today, R.S. Bawa, registrar, said the postponed examinations would now be held on April 14 (Monday). However, the examination centres and time of the examinations would remain the same.
All examinations of Punjabi University, Patiala, which were scheduled to be held on April 8, have been postponed. Fresh dates for these examinations have been fixed after the exams are over, which will be available with the centre superintendents. The place and time schedule of the examinations will remain the same.
Even as Guru Nanak Dev University and Panjab University have rescheduled the exams slated to be held on April 8, about 7,000 teachers of all government and non-government-aided colleges affiliated to GND, Panjab and Punjabi Universities will boycott the exams on April 8, in protest against the indifferent and callous attitude of the government towards their long-pending demands.
Prof H.S. Walia, central executive member, PCCTU, said there were two rounds of discussions and deliberations between representatives of the state government and the PCCTU regarding their demands. He said Dr Upinderjit Kaur, education minister, had assured them to fulfill their demands. However, even after six months, nothing concrete had been done so far.
Their demands include 95 per cent full and regular grants, lifting ban on recruitments, revival of 716 posts of lecturer, arrears relating to 50 per cent DA merger and other allowances and career advancement scheme for physical education lecturers and librarians etc.
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