Panjab University (PU) alumnus and Canada-based dentist Dr Harvansh Singh Judge has offered to contribute Rs 11 lakh to the PU for the renovation of the university registrar house.
The university had earmarked a budget of Rs 11 lakh for the renovation/furnishing of house allotted to the registrar as official residence to which syndicate members had objected.
The university syndicate had constituted separate committees under the chairmanship of senior syndicate member GK Chatrath for taking a decision on the issue.
Dr Judge made the offer in a mail sent to PU vice chancellor Arun Kumar Grover. He said, "We should welcome the decision instead of making it an issue. As we all know this administrative position is not a 9 to 5 job, it involves lot of stress and after hours work and to run the university affairs."
"Being an alumnus of the university (graduated over "50" years ago) I will like to express, how I feel about the issue of basic renovation and furnishing of the accommodation in the news media,"he said.
"If it is acceptable and I am allowed to, I can contribute these funds of Rs 11 lakh from my retirement funds; instead of you raising special committee for investigation and waiting for their favourable recommendation,"he added.
"We, me and the university, are not doing this favour to anyone but our responsibility to provide the "basic" accommodation for the person holding the position,"he added.
It may be recalled that about 10-year ago, Dr Judge had also donated handsome amount of money for setting up the Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital (HSJIDCH) in the varsity's Sector-25 campus.