Pune: Officials in the administrative department of the University of Pune are fuming over a letter, sent by the district election commission’s office in which the latter asked the varsity to repair a vehicle given by it or face action under People Representative Act.
In March, the University of Pune had given two vehicles along with two drivers to the local election officials for election duty and it was decided that both the vehicles will be returned after the poll results. However, the local administration of election commission only returned one vehicle and kept the other citing need for it during the ensuing assembly election. One of the varsity official said that recently, the vehicle broke down on the road.
“They have threatened the varsity to repair the broken down car and asked for an alternate vehicle till the time the original is not repaired or face action under People’s Representative Act,” he said.
He said that the letter had a threatening tone although they were asking the varsity for a favour.
When contacted the Registrar of the varsity, Dr Narendra Kadu, said that they have received the letter and they have replied that they will repair the vehicle and hand it over to the local election administration.
One of the local election commission officers said that there is a rule that it is the responsibility of the respective administration to repair the vehicle if it breaks down.