Ferozepur:Large number of Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) had been forced to starve by the Technical Education Department of Punjab, as the department had not been paying their Training Bills since three years and creating harassment to the Training Providers. The Department had been repeatedly sending various such notices to the VTPs, which are not relevant in any respect, because the VTPs had followed all the rules and the regulations and after getting the permission of the department only.
The Courses to be run at any VTPs institute had been sanctioned by the Technical Department itself after conducting the inspection by the high ranked officials of the department who had recommended the institutes and the courses only after inspecting all the infrastructure, equipments and the tools in the concerned institute.
Not only this the Technical Department that had sanctioned the TBNs (Training Batch Numbers) to the VTP for the particular batch and gave permission to impart the training. After the issuance of the TBN only the concerned Institutes could impart the training to the students. On the other side the Central Head office of SDI (Skill Development Initiatives) at Delhi was too issued.
The ABN (Assessment Batch Number ) to get the assessment of the training in shape of an Exams for which the Head office further authorised any Assessing Body to conduct the Exams. The Assessing Bodies had conducted the fair Exams and even took all the shots and videos of the exams. After the leaked proof exams the result was declared. But when the VTPs submitted the bills of the Training for reimbursement to the department, the department inspite of making the payments to the VTPs, had adopted a policy to harass the VTPs asking all those questions about the infrastructure, tools, equipments and so many such questions that one could not recollect after some time.
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