Amritsar, July 30 (Prabhjot Gill) – The general body meeting of Guru Nanak Dev University Teachers’ Association held on 29/07/2008 took a serious view of unwanted, partition, obstructionist letter issued by Dr. Davinder Singh, President of GNDUTA a day before the scheduled general body meeting. The president was asked by the general body to withdraw this letter and to apologize for his behaviour. On his refusal to withdraw the letter the general body unanimously condemned it and termed it a method used by the president to divide the association and sabotage the steady progress being made by GNDUTA in getting many demands of teachers accepted and implemented. The president, when asked to substantiate the charges leveled by him against the other members of GNDUTA executive, could not say any thing on this aspect of his letter. It clearly shows that his intention behind the issuing of this letter was not making the association strong but was just for vitiating the atmosphere of the smooth functioning of the association.
By doing this he played into the hands of those elements who are hell-bent to rake unnecessary controversies in the university for their petty selfish interests. The general body appreciated the members of the executive committee for the acceptance and implementation of a few demands like the issue of appointment letter to Architect P. S. Mahoora, promotion of teachers as per AICTE guidelines etc. It also authorized the executive committee to initiate steps for the early reinstatement of Dr. Rajni and for the acceptance and implementation of remaining demands of teachers like counting of previous service for promotion under career advancement scheme of UGC, Grant of Sabbatical leave with full pay etc.