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Punjab minister flips coin to decide on posting of lecturers

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

In a bizarre move, a took to a coin, purportedly to decide on the right candidate, out of two nominees, for the post of a in a

The incident was caught on cameras and aired by television channels.

However, a of the government in the state claimed that the minister's intention was to allot the posts in a "transparent" manner and blamed the media for creating an unnecessary controversy.

Two lecturers -- one from Nabha and another from Patiala -- wanted to be posted to a government at Patiala. In order to resolve the issue, Technical Education decided to toss a

The incident took place yesterday when the had called 37 mechanical lecturers, who were recently recruited through the Public Service Commission (PPSC) examination, for giving them their posting orders.

Meanwhile, the defended Channi's move.

Stating that both the candidates were vying for the same post, he said, "One of them said his scores were better than the other candidate, while the other one said he was more experienced.

"The minister had asked them to solve the matter mutually, but they insisted that he should take a decision. The minister then asked them about a coin, to which both agreed."

The also claimed that the minister's intention was to allot the postings in a "transparent" manner.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 16:30 IST