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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that the joint collaboration of KP TEVTA and PAF for promotion of quality technical education....

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that the joint collaboration of KP TEVTA and PAF for promotion of quality technical education has resulted in drastic increase in the admissions of students in skills centres and vocational training institutes of the province. He also termed the launching of self finance scheme and free technical education program for poor children a milestone advancement towards congenial atmosphere for high skill professionalism. He however asked for special arrangements for female students in vocational training centres of the province. He also approved Battagram Campus of Hazara University in rented building and asked for starting training courses in it immediately as well as instructed TEVTA to come up with viable recommendations within a week whether the SDC building in Battagram could be transferred to the new campus or not so that it could be made part of the future planning of the building constructions in the Battagram Campus. The Chief Minister said his government wanted to produce skilled manpower in the vocational training centres therefore there should be no space for wrongdoings in the examination results of these centres. The students getting the required level of results should be given certificates and the centres should also initiate steps for the employment of students who completed their training adding that his government wanted to give them training because it focused on the future of youth. He also directed against any hurdle in the government launched educational and training schemes advising the participants to come with the positive frame of mind and find out solution to the irritants in the system. He was chairing the meeting of Board of Directors of TEVTA here at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. It besides other board members was attended by Advisor to CM for Higher Education Mushtaq Ghani, Principal Advisor to CM for Technical Education and Aviation Air Commodore (R) Muhammad Amin and administrative secretaries of the concerned department. The meeting approved the minutes on the previous meeting of the board and reviewed the implementation stages of these decisions. The Chief Minister approved the revised budget estimates (2017-18) of TEVTA and assured the government would provide funding to the body that could be utilized by the end of June. The budgetary expenditures should be utilized in transparent manner, he added. Pervez Khattak approved 159 vacancies of various cadres of technical education of BPS-16 and below in different technical centres of the province and directed for completing the process transparently and purely on merit basis. Similarly, he also sanctioned the contract appointment of 500 highly skilled instructors from market to promptly cater deficiency of teaching staff in technical and vocational centres as well as increased their monthly salary range from Rs. 30,000 to 50,000. He further approved handing over of three abandoned buildings of various organization at Urmar Peshawar, Takht Bai and Shedo Jehangera to TEVTA for technical training centres and asked for completing the process on emergent basis. The meeting also approved removing bugs from MIS system of TEVTA and updating it as per present day needs for which the Chief Minister also asked IT Directorate for taking immediate steps in this regard and providing experts to the TEVTA for the purpose. The Chief Minister also approved the amendments in the TEVTA regulations and directed that the recruitments should be made as per the requirements given in the advertisement. He approved 60 % qualifying marks for the male interviewees and 45% for the female interviewees. The meeting agreed to the rationalization of posts in the head office of TEVTA subject to the fulfillment of all codel formalities and under the law. The meeting also agreed to the recommendations of the committee for the adjustment of surplus employees and directed against the new recruitment in TEVTA colleges till the adjustment of surplus employees. The meeting also in principle agreed to the adjustment of SVTI posts against the TEVTA posts. Chief Minister reminded his government had brought legislations and made amendments in the existing ones to ease out the process and give relief to the people. He was for good and positive intensions in the public welfare. He agreed to the introduction of architecture and bio-medical technology in the certain vocational institutes of province. Regarding the recruitment in the TEVTA institutes, the Chief Minister agreed to it but directed to sit with the establishment department to revisit the whole plan of recruitment. He was against the transfer of officials from one institute to another, adding that those who do not work or do not have the capacity should be shown the door. Proposal in this regard should be submitted. He also directed to find out a way out for the upgradation and promotion of female teachers in this institution. He also agreed to the introduction of courses for left hand driving of heavy vehicle. He directed for strict implementation on all decisions and would not allow any lethargy in this regard. ======