The Punjab Government is committed to provide quality technical education therefore another stern step has been taken in this regard, now the examination centres for Industrial Training and other such courses would be set up in the the Government institutes only.Disclosing this here today after presiding over a high level meeting of the senior officials of the Department, the Punjab Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that examination centres for exams for State Council of Vocational training starting from 18th August to 10th September have been set up in 82 government Industrial Training Institutes of the state. “No examination centre has been set up in any private institute”, added Channi.The Technical education Minister said that the exams of various semesters would be held for the courses of I.T.T’s, Art & Craft and Teachers Training in the examination centres set up in the government I.T.I’s.The Minister said that now the role of private institutes in conducting exams has been minimised to zero. He further said that the total staff deputed for conducting these exams such as superintendent and supervisors would be government employees.
The Technical Education Minister also directed the officers of the department to ensure the surprise checking of all the centers during the examinations.Mr. Channi also asked the senior officials of the department to ensure that the private technical educational institutes must follow the set norms and guidelines of the government regarding building infrastructure, qualified full staff and other infrastructure facilities to the students.Others prominent present in the meeting included Mr. Praveen Kumar Thind, Director Technical Education and Industrial Training Department, Mr. Chandar Gaind, Secretary, Punjab State Technical Education Board, Mr. Mohanbir Singh, Additional Director, Mrs. Damanpreet Kaur DDA, Mrs. Daljeet Kaur Additional Director, Mr. Rajiv Puri Registrar-cum-Controller examination and Mr. Narinder Pal Singh Lamba Deputy Director and other senior officials.