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Press release for Punjab Govt
Jan 18, 2008



Punjab Government today gave in principle approval to recruit 2100 computer teachers to impart computer education to the students from Class 6 th to 12th in the government schools.

A decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal here this evening. It was also decided that these teachers would be recruited through a proper selection procedure laid down by the Punjab Information Communication & Technology Education Society (PICTES). The school education department would send a detailed proposal in the next meeting of Cabinet for seeking clearance in this regard. It may be recalled that the PICTES had already procured hardware on lease, maintain and transfer basis at a cost of Rs.60 crore. The total financial liability involved in the recruitment of these computer teachers would be Rs.63 crore annually.

Earlier, the Chief Minister also agreed to transfer 10 acres of land in village Kotla Devan in Muktsar district for the construction of Punjab University Regional Centre. At present the Centre was being run in the premises of Gurdwara. It was also decided to transfer Rs.1 crore to the department of Public Works (B&R) for the construction of the regional centre instead of Panjab University which was earlier announced by Mr.Badal for the regional centre last year. The newly built complex would house in facilities to impart vocational training through running short term courses for the school drop outs to enable them to be gainfully employed. The Panjab University in consultation with state technical education and industrial training department had identified 60 such courses to be run by the regional centre at Muktsar.

Prominent amongst others who attended the meeting included Advisor to Chief Minister Dr. DS Cheema, Chief Secretary RI Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister DS Guru, Principal Secretary Finance DS Kalha, Principal Secretary Rural Development & Panchayats GS Sandhu, Secretary Planning Satish Chandra, Secretary Technical Education NS Kalsi, Secretary School Education KBS Sidhu, Secretary Higher Education Anjali Bhawra, Vice Chancellor Panjab University Prof. RC Sobti, DPI Colleges Dr.Kanwarjit Singh, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Parveen Kumar and ADC Development Muktsar Shivdev Singh.