‘Inhumane working conditions at college’,Guru Nanak trust secy files police complaint

The secretary of Guru Nanak Education Trust,which manages the Guru Nanak Girls College in Model Town ,has levelled serious charges of fund embezzlment,discrepancies in admissions,inhumane working conditions of teachers in college and other trust officials through his police complaint Wednesday.

Written by Goyal Divya | Ludhiana | Published: April 25, 2013 12:41 am

The secretary of Guru Nanak Education Trust,which manages the Guru Nanak Girls College in Model Town ,has levelled serious charges of fund embezzlment,discrepancies in admissions,inhumane working conditions of teachers in college and other trust officials through his police complaint Wednesday.

Prithpal Singh Grewal filed a complaint with Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh against GNG college principal Charanjit Kaur Mahal; her husband Surjit Singh Mahal; president of the trust Gurbir Singh; office superintendent Vijay Pratap Singh,and two clerks.

On the basis of the complaint,the commissioner has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising of Nilambri Jagdeley,ADCP-1,Bhupinder Singh ADCP-2 and Shamsher Singh,incharge EO wing to investigate the allegations made by the secretary.

In his complaint,Grewal has alleged that “he was not allowed to access the college and trust financial records” by Gurbir Singh and the college principal. “Instead of supplying records,these people tried to pressurise me to keep my mouth shut. The president of trust even told me that one of his relatives is very close to Deputy CM,” said Grewal.

In his complaint,Grewal alleged that “the head of the trust appointed Charanjit Mahal as principal without following UGC norms as she was only an MA and not a PhD at that time”. He also alleged that the “principal misuses college funds by inflating bills of construction and that these works are done through a single contractor without inviting quotes from cheaper contractors”.

On inhumane working conditions,Grewal said that “unaided regular teachers are not getting paid as per recommendations of the 6th pay commission and some favoured teachers of the principal get more pay”.

A complaint letter signed by 39 teachers of the college,attached with the complaint,also stated “as against prescribed 20 casual leaves by UGC,only eight are given to women staff and that too at principal’s mercy”,adding that no maternity benefit is given.

The complaint also says that there were discrepancies in admission to “mint money” and that the trust head had “approached Jaspreet Kaur,a failed student of BBA-1 on July 11,2011 and admitted her in BBA-2 by forging documents”.

When contacted,the public relation officer,Sajid,was unavailable for comments.

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