The plea was raised by those people who have been affected, they have produced their named of alleged beneficiaries under RTI (Right To Information) and are out to knock the doors of the education departments of Haryana and Punjab. Based on the RTI information, the appropriates from Punjab Government by the College Teacher's Forum, the state higher education department had promoted around 67 assistant professors as associate professors and also promoted some associate professors as principals of colleges during the last two years.
Dr.Harsh Mehta, the General Secretary of the Forum, displaying the RTI information procured by them said "In these promotions, the department has ignored the mandatory UGC guidelines and has adopted a pick and choose policy to favour certain candidates. We demand a high level investigation into all promotions."
Initially, all the members of forum have decided to rise the issue with Punjab CM "We would challenge these promotions in the high court after two days, if the CM fails to provide Justice", added Mehta.
Tarsem Dhaliwal who is the DPI Of Colleges-Punjab headed the committee cleared all the contended advancements and declined the plea. He said "We have done nothing wrong. These assistant professors got promotions as they performed very well during their three years teaching time."