Varsity staff yet to get Nov salary due to fund crunch

  • | Wednesday | 4th December, 2019

Authorities waiting for 2nd instalment of grant from state govtRavneet SinghTribune News ServicePatiala, December 3Reeling under fund crunch, the Punjabi University has failed to pay salaries to its staff for the month of November. University officials said they are waiting for the second instalment of special grant of total Rs 50 crore sanctioned by the Punjab Government. The state government had sanctioned the grant and provided Rs 10 crore, while it is yet to release the remaining amount. Prof Jaswinder Singh Brar, president, Punjabi University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) said, “The university is facing massive fund crunch. Meanwhile, it expected the expenditure to rise to Rs 717 crore, which included Rs 130 crore bank overdraft.

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