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Plea against extension to PTU V-C dismissed

The Punjab and Haryana high cour t on Wednesday dismissed a petition against the service extension granted to Rajneesh Arora as vice-chancellor of Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar.

punjab Updated: May 29, 2014 11:39 IST
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The Punjab and Haryana high cour t on Wednesday dismissed a petition against the service extension granted to Rajneesh Arora as vice-chancellor of Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar.


The plea had sought directions for annulling the extension upheld by the PTU’s board of governors on August 19 last.

The decision came from the court headed by justice Sabina on the petition filed by Narinder Paul Singh, former dean of the PTU’s directorate of distance education.

He had originally submitted that Arora was ineligible for the post itself under the University Grants Commission ( UGC) regulations issued on June 3, 2010, that prescribe minimum 10 years’ experience as professor or in an equivalent position for the V-C’s post.

But as the detailed judgment was yet to be released, the exact reasoning for the plea dismissal could not be immediately known.

The petitioner had raised the question on Arora’s appointment on December 19, 2008, and three years’ extension granted on November 21, 2011.

He even sought a probe by the Punjab vigilance bureau in the case.

On July 8, 2013, the high court granted six weeks to the university board to review its decision of extension.

However, the petitioner again approached the HC informing that the board had on August 19, 2013, held a meeting at Delhi and upheld the V-C’s service extension.

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana high cour t on Wednesday dismissed a petition against the service extension granted to Rajneesh Arora as vice-chancellor of Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar.
The plea had sought directions for annulling the extension upheld by the PTU’s board of governors on August 19 last.

The decision came from the court headed by justice Sabina on the petition filed by Narinder Paul Singh, former dean of the PTU’s directorate of distance education.

He had originally submitted that Arora was ineligible for the post itself under the University Grants Commission ( UGC) regulations issued on June 3, 2010, that prescribe minimum 10 years’ experience as professor or in an equivalent position for the V-C’s post.

But as the detailed judgment was yet to be released, the exact reasoning for the plea dismissal could not be immediately known.