50 more ITIs on cards: Vikar

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 14: The 16th Board of Directors (BoD) meeting of Jammu and Kashmir State Board of Technical Education was held under the chairmanship of Minister of State for Technical Education, Parliamentary Affairs, Law, Justice and Power, Viqar Rasool at Government Polytechnic for Women, Bemina Srinagar.
The meeting discussed threadbare various agenda points including sanction to the creation/change of designations and upgradation of the posts for State Board of Technical Education,  consideration of job opportunity in the Government Sector for the various posts in the related discipline, lateral entry system in the various Govt/private polytechnics/engineer colleges for degree, construction of buildings for State Board of Technical Education, enhancement of remunerations charges of conducting of examination and other related matters, revision of examination fee and other charges.
While deliberating on there issues, the members of the Board put forth some valuable suggestions for further strengthening of the institutions at the grass root level so that the Board may become a unique institution, will  be capable to provide best skill development training and nurture the students in such way that they may not only help the State to give a new flip to the industrial and other sectors, but may be fully capable to compete on national and international level.
The Board asked the Sub Committee to submit its report at the earliest with regard to creation and upgradation of posts of various categories. The meeting also recommended regularization the services of those engaged on contractual basis to the Sub-committee for taking final decision. The meeting gave its nod for 30% enhancement of wages of those engaged on contractual basis.
The Board members also deliberated on consideration of job opportunity in the Government sector for various disciplines and impressed upon the concerned agencies to explore ways and means for creating vacancies for their adjustment. The meeting also discussed lateral entry system in various Government/private polytechnics engineering colleges for degrees.
The members also discussed the construction of buildings for Board at Srinagar. The Chairman directed the officers to approach Housing Department for providing land for the said purpose. The Board also approved 30% enhancement of remuneration charges for conducting of examinations and evaluation of answers sheets and 30% of revision of examination fee and other charges.
Later, addressing the meeting, the Chairman said that since he took the charge of the Technical Education Department, he feel concern about the various problems especially the deficiency of the staff facing by the Board for carrying its day to day activities. He said with the passage of time the number of ITIs and  Polytechnic Institutions have increased  and a proposal for further  establishment of more 50 ITIs is on cards and therefore the need of the hour is to take necessary steps for  strengthening Board, so that it may be able to carry its work load smoothly.
The meeting was attended among others by Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Tech Edu. and YSS Shaleen Kabra, Director Technical Education S. Jaipal Singh, Secretary State Board of Technical Education, N. H. Malik, Director Planning,  S .S Jammwal, Secretary, State Board of School Education, Renu Goswami, Principal GCET, Jammu, Dr. Sameru Sharma, HoD,E&C,NIT G.M Rather, Principal Kashmir Government Polytechnic. Srinagar, Shaista Shameem, Director Tawi ARC,  Anil Suri Principals of various Private Polytechnic and representatives of Finance and Industries Institutions.


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