Ravneet Singh

Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 18

Punjabi University has again marked an inquiry into five matters of scams pending for years and has ordered officers to identify the people ‘exactly responsible’ for them and suggest action.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Arvind, today organised a press conference on the campus, but failed to divulge the details of the action being initiated in all scam matters, including the fake SC/BC certificate scam, and said the exact details would be presented in the minutes of the meeting only.

The university also held a meeting of the syndicate. Professor Arvind said: “We have presented all probe matters to the Syndics in a tabled form. They expressed satisfaction at the progress.”

He said the university had also decided on the action to be initiated in relation to the SC/ BC certificate scam.

The VC said the syndicate discussed 105 pending matters of the Career Advancement Scheme and “Contrary to assumptions, they did not include the employees who are part of investigations into various scams.”

The university is otherwise looking forward to two important developments — the convocation to be held on December 9 and visit of the Chief of Army Staff at the 50th anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan War on December 6.

The university, after the recent changes in the state government, also discussed its financial status. The VC said: “We have conveyed to the government…

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