Sawinder kaur, Chandigarh:
The Higher Education Minister, Punjab, Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today made it clear that the admissions to the B. A. Part – I in the Akal Degree College for Girls in Sangrur would continue. He further said that in order to honour the feelings of people and ensuring the uninterrupted admission for girls, the managing committee of the college has been suspended with immediate effect for discontinuing regular course of B. A., Not giving satisfactory reply to the explanation sought by DPI Colleges and violating the instructions of the Higher Education Department. The ADC (General), Sangrur has been appointed as the Administrator of the college. Also, a team headed by the SP City, Patiala has been constituted for probing the financial bunglings concerning the college affairs. The minister has given strict instructions to the committee to submit report within a fortnight after carrying out a thorough probe. The minister also said that the department had received complaints to the effect that the managing committee of the college has decided not to go ahead with admissions in the B. A. Regular course from the session 2020-21 with a view to discontinue the same. There is great deal of resentment in the people of the area over this decision because the college receives financial assistance from the Government under the grant in aid scheme and grants worth crores have been disbursed to the college till date. The Union Government/UGC and other Government and Private sector agencies have also doled out financial help running in crores to the college. According to the minister, as per the complaints received, the managing committee of the college grossly misused the grant and used it/transferred for other purposes. Mr. Bajwa further stated that the college managing committee is repeatedly placing advertisements in the newspapers that the college would not go ahead with the admissions to B. A. Part – I in the college. The managing committee is also not replying in a satisfying manner to the explanation sought by the DPI (Colleges) in this regard and is neither complying with the directions of the Higher Education Department. Hence, the decision to appoint ADC (General) of Sangrur as the Administrator by suspending the managing committee with immediate effect.