Dr. Gurpinder Singh Samra, President & other office bearers of the association have appealed the government of Punjab to release the impending grant

Jalandhar September 29 (Jaswinder Azad)- Dr. Gurpinder Singh Samra, President, Principal’s Association Non-Govt. Affiliated Colleges GNDU Amritsar, along with the executive members and other office bearers of the association have appealed the government of Punjab to release the impending grant for the last four years as per the Post Matric Scholarship scheme. This appeal was put forth by the virtue of a press release here today, wherein the essence and the motive behind the inaugural of this scheme was appreciated but the government was also urged to put into practice the intended purposes of the scheme by releasing the aforementioned grants. The delay in the release of grants has also led to colleges bearing the increased burden of having to manage their financial aspects with limited resources. In many colleges of the region, this has subsequently also led to a non-payment of salaries to the faculties for the last 8 months. This particular scenario has forced the hand of many colleges having to extract full academic charges from students and this has also paved the way for a potential clash between the colleges and the students unions.
Dr. Gurpinder Singh Samra has urged Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Cabinet Minister Govt. of Punjab to fulfill the scheme introduced by the government wherein the colleges were promised a grant of 80% into their baggage. He also called for an immediate intervention into the matter from Captain Amrinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, for the much needed release of grants because the impending grant has also forced the colleges to bear all the expenditures from their own accounts. He also appealed for calmness and cooperation from the student and their family circles. Dr. GS Samra warned that any further delay in the matter could also lead to an alarming shutdown of many regions of the college for which only the negligence of the government would be deemed responsible. The only solution highlighted was the immediate release of grants by the government.
Notable figures present on this occasion included Principal NS College Banga, Dr. Kulwant Singh Randhawa (Secretary, Principal’s Association), Principal Dr. Ajay Sareen (HMV College Jalandhar), Principal Dr. SK Arora (DAV College Jalandhar), Principal Dr. Navjot Kaur (Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women), Principal Dr. Naresh Kumar Dhiman (Doaba College, Jalandhar), Principal Dr. Jaspal Singh (Guru Nanak National College Nakodar) along with Principals from other colleges of the region.

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