Prof. Jagwant Singh, Gen Secretary of the PFUCTO has strongly condemned the denial of leave encashment to the retired teachers of the Panjab University. He said that several Supreme Court judgments had always considered leave encashment as part of salary and allowances and sacrosanct in every respect. He added that the staff of the vacation departments was granted earned leave under rule 8.21 of Punjab Civil Services Rules, Vol. 1, Part 1; and, the Panjab University calendar accepts these provisions on earned leave. Following the same provisions, all the teachers of government and private colleges, and other universities get leave encashment.Terming the sudden move as completely arbitrary, incomprehensible and illegal, he said that such steps would create needless tension and uncertainty on the campuses of Punjab. He urged Prof. R.C.Sobti , VC to resolve the issue at the earliest and release the dues of leave encashment to the retired teachers immediately.