Voters’ list for PUTA polls marked by ‘glaring flaws

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2014 13:33 IST

Even as it came two days after the scheduled time, the voters’ list for the upcoming Punjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) elections is marked by “glaring flaws”.

As soon as the list was released on Thursday, former PUTA president Mohammed Khalid shot off an email to the
university authorities pointing out some glaring mistakes in it.

In his email, Khalid pointed out though the voters’ list was to be announced on July 28, it was delayed by two days.

He also pointed out that some of the serial numbers in the list were missing and a couple of serial numbers had been allotted to same faculty member.

He claimed the effective number of voters was 634, while it was shown 639 in the list.

“Many new teachers have joined the university this year, but their names do not figure in the voters’ list,” Khalid claimed.

This year, Khalid and his group are fielding Prof Rajat Sandhir from biochemistry department as the presidential candidate, while K Tankeshwar group is fielding Devender Singh, the incumbent PUTA president, again.

Meanwhile, the nomination process was completed on Thursday and presidential candidates of both the camps are confident of their victory.

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