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Wednesday, 23 December 2020

BoF meeting likely next month

Deepankar Sharda

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 22

Panjab University is likely to convene a meeting of its Board of Finance (BoF) next month, confirmed sources.

The previous meeting, which was scheduled for December 15, was postponed after members and authorities remained inconclusive on conducing the meeting online or offline. While many members insisted on conducting a physical meeting, the authorities wanted to have an online meeting.

"The meeting is likely to be listed in the first week of January 2021. Since it's an important meeting, the authorities are also keen to conduct it to take various decisions. However, it's not confirmed whether it will be online or offline. The stakeholders should choose a middle way to conduct this meeting," said the source.

With the term of the current Syndicate heading towards an end on December 31, the plans to conduct this meeting next month is also crucial.

The BoF meeting was held almost a year ago and is important for approving PU's estimated budget and take clearance from members on the balance sheet.

"The members of BoF will remain the same. However, there are many unanswered questions, including what is the status of this meeting in the absence of the governing body? This has never happened in the PU history. As asked earlier, the authorities should come up with clarity for all stakeholders within a limited time frame," said the source. According to the PU calendar, the executive body has the power to consider and make recommendations to the Senate. It also grants power to the Syndicate to pass orders on various university matters.

Syndicate members move court

Seven former Panjab University senators have moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court demanding senate elections. The senate term ended on October 31, but elections were not held this year. After the term of the Syndicate, the executive body of the PU, ends, the university will be left without a governing body.



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