Posted on September 30, 2020 by iwano@_84
CHANDIGARH: For the first time, Panjab University will not hire contractors for construction and repair works on the campus but engage labour depending upon the job.
This has been decided by the university’s finance department, considering the budget crunch that the institute faces during the financial year 2020-21. It also took a few austerity measures for the teaching department but this is the first cut imposed on the public works department of the campus.
Until last year, the university used to adopt the practice of hiring labour on contract for a year or so, without reviewing the jobs that those workers were required to do. Due to this, the institute ended up paying a hefty amount each time to the contractor concerned. But now, the institute will hire labour after a mandatory review of each project. For every project, the university will also first find out how many days the
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Posted on September 22, 2020 by iwano@_84
CHANDIGARH: The restaurant at Lake Sports Complex, popularly known as lake club, is still not open even as other eateries have started operations following the easing of limits by the central government. Reason: the absence of a contractor.
The contractor left the business owing to the pandemic during the national lockdown in April.
A senior UT official said they are planning to change the contract terms and conditions to float a fresh tender as the hospitality business is hit badly and there are restrictions on the entry of people and gatherings.
In 2018, despite opposition from club members, the administration had opened the restaurant for the general public as well. While floating a tender in 2018 for renting and leasing out a restaurant and kitchen, Chandigarh Sports Council had said the services will be for user members and general public.
The members had suggested that UT should concentrate on Chef
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