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PUTA elections: High voter turnout proves cynics wrong says teachers

Teachers for Intervention in Education (TIE), an association of teachers of Punjabi University, held its first meeting post Punjabi University Teacher's Association (PUTA) elections on Sunday and expressed thanks to all teachers for participating wholeheartedly in the PUTA polls held on September 14.

punjab Updated: Sep 16, 2012 21:44 IST
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Teachers for Intervention in Education (TIE), an association of teachers of Punjabi University, held its first meeting post Punjabi University Teacher's Association (PUTA) elections on Sunday and expressed thanks to all teachers for participating wholeheartedly in the PUTA polls held on September 14.


"TIE appreciates the unprecedented enthusiasm for democratic representation by teachers for PUTA polls. The immense turnout of voters has proved the cynics wrong, who had been arguing that nobody is seriously interested in PUTA," said Rajesh Sharma, convener of TIE.

He said nearly cent percent voting was itself a verdict in favour of accountability and the teachers have clearly voted against arbitrariness prevailing at all levels.

"Although results of the polls were tactically withheld by the university administration, teachers' collective will for a democratic order has been voiced unmistakably," he added.

TIE was also consulting legal experts in the development, in which the registrar, returning officer for PUTA polls, postponed the counting of votes.

"In the Punjab and Haryana high court orders, it was clearly written that the counting of votes could be carried out, but results would be kept in sealed cover till the next order of the court. However, the registrar failed to do so and denied the counting too. We are planning to challenge this act in the court," said Sharma.