Observers to supervise Khalsa college admission process

May 18, 2014, 06:13 IST | Shreya Bhandary

Following the arrest and subsequent release of Ajit Singh Theti, the tainted principal of G N Khalsa College in Matunga, members of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) have decided to increase surveillance in the college during admissions. This decision is part of the interim report that the committee members have submitted to the president of SGPC on Saturday.

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By roping in observers, SGPC wants to ensure that no one person is solely responsible for admissions. file pic

“Since we had to submit an initial inquiry report about the incident, we have recommended that this year, ‘observers’ will be part of the college admission process. This will ensure that no one person shall be solely responsible for admissions,” said G S Walia, coordinator of the committee. These observers will be senior college professors, teachers from the management institute as well as members of the trust. “The observers will  ensure that admissions are  conducted as per rules,”
added Walia.

The committee has also accepted the resignation of Theti, from his posts of the college principal as well as the director general. The senior most professor of the college has now been appointed as the principal of G N Khalsa College. “Dr Usha Pathija has been appointed as the principal of the school. The previous PA to principal, too, has been suspended,” said Walia.

While the interim report has been submitted, suspicion still looms large over the entire admissions process at this college. The committee is yet to take any decision about the status of admissions of students who paid for seats this year. “We still have to continue our inquiry and find out exactly how many students paid money for seats. We have also received complaints from ex-students who stated that they too, paid money for seats. We will have to look into all these complaints before releasing our final report,” he added.

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