A 5-member committee has been constituted by the Vice Chancellor, Panjab University to look into the omission of the Prime Minister’s name from the list of doctoral degree (honoris causa) awardees provided to an RTI activist by the R&S branch of the University.
Dr.Manmohan Singh was awarded the Doctor of Laws degree (honoris causa) at a special convocation in November 2009. But this information was missing from an otherwise complete list of 74 names provided to the applicant.
“We have taken serious note of this lapse and the concerned employee has been placed under suspension. Further action will be taken as per the recommendations of the Committee”, said Prof A.K. Bhandari, Registrar Panjab University.