Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, October 21
Education, Sports and NRI Affairs Minister Pargat Singh on Thursday said the Education Department was set to recruit 15,000 teachers and 1,200 lecturers by November-end.
Interacting with youths during ‘Punjab Da Bhavikh’ programme at the Government College For Girls, the Cabinet Minister said it was painful that recruitments were not carried out for many years in the most important department. But now, it would not be tolerated.
‘Backlog of vacancies WILL be cleared soon’
Interacting with youth during the ‘Punjab Da Bhavikh’ programme at the Government College for Girls, Education, Sports and NRI Affairs Minister Pargat Singh said it is painful that recruitments were not carried out for many years in the most important department. But now, it would not be tolerated. He said the recruitment process is being undertaken on a fast-track mode and this backlog of vacancies would be cleared soon.
He said the recruitment process was being undertaken on a fast-track mode and this backlog of vacancies would be cleared soon.
Further, he announced that the state government would introduce a skill-based curriculum, as per needs of the industry.
Emphasising the need to enhance skills of students by starting new vocational courses, the Cabinet Minister said his department was already in talks with industrialists and a committee would be formed to make it a reality.
Exhorting girls students to contribute towards nation building, Pargat said they had an unbounded potential to transform society and could take the nation to new heights.
He said this generation could bring revolutionary changes in society with their energy.
The minister said there was a need for youths’ active participation in country’s development programmes.
Former Delhi Education Minister Kiran Walia also spoke to girl students and motivated them to scale new heights in their lives.
Earlier, the minister took salute from the Guard of Honour given by the Ludhiana police at the college.
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