Chandigarh:Charanjit Singh Channi here on Monday assumed charge as Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister at Punjab Civil Secretariat in the presence of Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, MLAs Kuljit Singh Nagra, Gurpreet Singh GP, Balwinder Singh Laadi, Angad Singh Saini, Ex-Minister Inderjit Singh Zira, Ex-Chief Engineer Department of Local Government Manmohan Singh and various panches and sarpanches.
After assuming charge, Channi said that his priority would be to ensure professional training to the youth of the state. Elaborating more, he said that evaluation of the present syllabi in the technical education institutions would be carried out which would be replaced by the syllabi in accordance with demands of today’s technologically driven era and would be of the level of IITs and other prominent institutions. The Minister also said that it would be his serious endeavour to substitute the outdated courses with the ones which would be job oriented. He further said that the intelligent students would be sent abroad for higher studies at Government expense which would save them from being exploited by the unscrupulous agents.
Outlining his vision, the Minister divulged that the youth of the state would be encouraged to pursue technical education besides improving the functioning of the institutions imparting technical education.
Taking a vow to crackdown on corruption with heavy hand, he said that a thorough departmental probe would be conducted regarding Post-Matric Scholarships concerning SC students. He also pledged to create conducive atmosphere for studies and ensuring quality infrastructure in the technical education institutions in the state.