A day after the chairperson of Panjab University (PU) department of laws, Prof Nishtha Jaswal, resigned on Monday, everything seemed to have sorted out in the department. Jaswal's resignation was rejected by the authorities and business continued as usual on Tuesday.
The conflict over the joining date of one of the re-employed teachers, Prem Nath, was also resolved, after he agreed to give his joining report from Monday, April 15 onwards.
Earlier, Nath wanted his joining on extension of re-employment be considered from October last year. The department, after getting information on the case from the university's establishment branch in February, had said that Nath's joining could only be considered from February and further only after he actually starts taking classes.
GK Chatrath, dean law faculty, said, “The issue has been resolved and Jaswal's resignation was rejected. Nath has also agreed to join as in accordance with the department's decision in his case. All is sorted.” Jaswal refused to comment on the matter.
The academic administrative committee of the department of laws had unanimously rejected the decision to extend re-employment to Nath, citing his controversial behaviour in the past. However, this request was overruled by PU vice-chancellor Prof Arun Grover, who accepted the request of Prem Nath for extension of re-employing him in the department for another two years.