Chandigarh:Punjab Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday announced to introduce bio-metric attendance system in the all the colleges and ITI’s of the Punjab Technical Education Department.
While presiding over a first review meeting of the department here on Monday, Technical Education Minster said that bio-metric system would be introduced both for the staff and students which would be directly connected online with the head office to keep an eagle’s eye.
The Minister further added that Punjab government would also launch a scholarship scheme for meritorious students interested in studying in Government Polytechnic, Engineering Colleges and ITI’s. He said that this scheme will also be applicable for outstanding sports students. He said that Government Polytechnic, Engineering Colleges and ITI teachers are more qualified than that of private colleges and they are also highly paid therefore not less than 100 per cent admission target will be acceptable.
Channi gave a stern message to all the officials that corruption and favouritism would not be tolerated at any level in the department and all promotions will be based on performance which will be directly linked with the ACRs. He further said that the government institutes should focus on providing job orientated quality education based on the present and future needs of the global Industry. He also asked the heads of the department to make an extra effort to tie up with the big industrial units and multinational companies at their level for the placement and practical training of students.