Sukhbir goes empty-handed to PAU on its 50th anniv
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It was like coming to a birthday party without a gift. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had nothing to give PAU on its 50th birthday celebrations, which kick-started here on Wednesday.
This comes in the wake of Sukhbir being criticised for donating Rs 1 crore to his school — Lawrence School at Sanawar in Himachal Pradesh — from government funds. All that Sukhbir did for PAU on Wednesday was ask Vice-Chancellor Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon "for a detailed proposal for bringing PAU to the next height."
PAU has been reeling under financial crisis for close to a decade now. The situation has reached such a point that paying pensions and salaries to its employees has become a problem. Research and extension services have also been adversely affected. While proposals have been sent to the government and State Farmers Commission, there has been only a meager hike in PAU's annual budget.
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