With Panjab University (PU) is all set to implement ban on outsiders’ vehicles from Monday on the campus, manpower to manage the same has not been arranged.
Earlier, eight nakas were planned on the campus, but the university will only be able to set up four nakas considering shortage of manpower.
Four nakas will be set up at three entrance gates — Gate number 1, 2 and 3 and administrative block. Four security officials will be deployed at each entrance gates, while two officials will be deployed at the administrative block. PU chief security officer Dr Jatinder Grover said, “The proposal was to set up eight nakas not only on the gates, but also within the campus, but since the manpower has not been arranged, we will set up four nakas.”
An official, on condition of anonymity, said, “To implement the system, we need at least 15 more security personnel and it is not a big deal for the varsity . Of Rs 500 crore budget, it is not a big problem to spend some money on security. We will need three persons each to man those nakas, implying that the varsity will require at least 18 security officials in the first shift.”
Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) president Professor Akshaya Kumar said, “We need to streamline the system.”