The Punjab Government in the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh is bringing big reforms in the working of the technical education department & Board to provide quality technical education to the youth of the state. The Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister, Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi ordered the academic and administrative audit of the government and private technical educational institutions of the state in a meeting held here today with the officials of the technical education & industrial training department and board.After the meeting the Technical Education Minister informed that major changes are being made to improve the quality of technical education and some hard steps are being taken. 'Need of the hour is to improve the credibility and merit of the technical educational institutes so that the national and international industry should themselves come forward for the placements of the youth of the state,' added Channi. Mr. Channi said that according to the decisions taken today, academic and administrative audits of government and private industrial training institutes and polytechnic colleges would be conducted. This audit would be done by the teams of government officials. He further said that the audit report would be submitted by March 31 and after this, 15 days would be given to the institutes to fulfill the shortcomings.
The whole process of audit would be completed by May 31 and if the institutes fail to fullfill the terms and conditions then action would be initiated even the board would be forced to de-affiliate such institutes. The Minister said that apart from this, the Punjab Government has decided to set up a system to monitor the examination centres of the government & private technical educational institutes online through CCTV cameras. The department and board have been directed to ensure the online working of CCTV Cameras from this year. He said that this system would control copying in the exams and the board officials would be able to monitor the examination centres from the head office. The technical education Minister said that all the private and government ITIs and Polytechnic colleges have been asked to install this system otherwise action would be taken. Others prominent present in the meeting included Mr. Chaner Gaind Secretary Technical Education Board, Mr. Mohanbir Singh Additional Director Technical Education Department, Daljeet Kaur Additional Director Technical Education Department, Mr. P Singh Additional Director Technical Education Department, Miss Damandeep Kaur Deputy Director (Administration Mr. Rajiv Puri ), Registrar Technical Education Board, Mr. J.S. Kang Controller and Mr. Balraj Singh Director Academics.