Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) has decided to observe Punjab Bandh on 7th October. Around 700 Colleges of Punjab would remain closed for one day due to the non payment of SC BC scholarship funds. Dr. Anshu Kataria, President, PUCA appealed all Unaided Colleges to observe Bandh for 1 day and host Black Flags on their Colleges.Dr. Manmohan Garg, Finance Secretary ; S. Gurpreet Singh , General Secretary; S. Gurfateh Gill, Vice President; CA Renu Arora, Joint Secretary; Manav Dhawan, Tricity Coordinator; Cherry Goyal, Malwa-I Coordinator; Monty Garg, Malwa-II Coordinator; Ankur Garg, Treasurer; Mr. Sanjeev Chopra, Doaba Coordinator etc were present during the meeting .Dr. Anshu Kataria, President, PUCA said that if Government would not take any action on 7th October then the next action plan would be made in the next joint meeting of all associations on 7th October.
It is to be mentioned that a joint meeting of 13 different associations was recently held which was attended by Dr. J.S Dhaliwal, President, PUTIA; Sh. Jagjit Singh, President, Federation of Self-Financed B.Ed college of Punjab; Dr. Anshu Kataria, President, PUCA; Sh. Rajinder Dhanoa, President, Association of Polytechnic Colleges of Punjab; Mr. Charanjit Walia, President, Nursing Colleges Association; Sh. Amarjeet Walia, Ayurvedic Association; Dr. Vikram Sharma, Dental Association; S. Nirmal Singh, ETT Federation; Jasmeet Singh, B.Ed Association(Panjab University); Satwinder Singh Sandhu, B.Ed Association (GNDU); Shimanshu Gupta, Private ITI Association; Gurmeet Dhaliwal,Chairman, Academic Advisory Forum; Sukhmander Singh Chatha, President, Punjab Unaided Degree Colleges, Association etc and urged Government to release the funds meant for SC BC students.