Former PM Manmohan Singh Soon To Join Panjab University As An Economics Professor
September 23rd, 2016
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will soon return to his place of graduation, Panjab University, to teach economics, as reported by Hindustan Times.
A Parliamentary forum on Thursday answered to an enquiry from our former PM who had desired to know if his job draws any disqualification as an MP under a law that prohibits lawmaker from holding positions with monetary benefits.
The forum arranged a meet to take decisions after they asked Human Resource Development HRD and law ministers to answer to Singh’s query.
“We have cleared it. Manmohan Singh’s job as a teacher will not attract the provisions of office of profit”, said BJP MP Satya Pal Singh, the panel’s chief as quoted by Hindustan times.
As per sources, there will be no fixed salary, Singh will only draw a daily allowance of Rs5000 which will not oppose the office of profit law. The constitution prohibits legislators or parliamentarians from holding positions with monetary or non monetary benefits.
Singh, was Prime Minister for ten years till Narendra Modi succeeded him in 2014, serves as a Rajya Sabha member from Assam.
Singh has acquired his Masters degree from Panjab University in 1954 and joined back as a senior lecturer in 1957 and became professor in 1963. Singh is now likely to accept the offer to head Jawaharlal Nehru chair which was vacant for a long period, as announced by the university in April.