10 August 2017
Joint Action Committee (JAC) expressed deep sorrow on the death of State Executive Committee member, Subhash Bhateja who has committed suicide at the age of 60 by taking poison yesterday in Bathinda.
Dr. Anshu Kataria, Spokesman, JAC in the condolence meet held of JAC members said that Bhateja owned his own Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Muktsar.
Sh. Rajinder Dhanoa, President, Polytechnic Association said that in the recovered suicide note the deceased accused 5 persons over monetary dispute. Apart from other reasons he was under stress due to the non release of PMS funds meant for SC students for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Dhanoa added that it’s a matter of serious concern that the education providers have started taking this step due to the harassment being faced by the Govt for PMS funds.
In the condolence meeting of JAC, representatives of 13 different colleges Association including 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. Ranbir Dhindsa, Coordinator, 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; Jasnik Singh Kakkar, 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 were also present.