Punjab govt clears recruitment of computer teachers

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Chandigarh, Jan 23 (UNI) The Punjab Government today gave the approval to recruit 2100 computer teachers to impart computer education to the students from Class six to 12 in the government schools.

A decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister 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 and 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.

At the meeting the Chief Minister also gave his clearanceto transfer 10 acres of land in village Kotla Devan in Muktsar district for the construction of Panjab University Regional Centre. At present the Centre was being run on the premises of a Gurdwara. The meeting also decided to transfer Rs one crore to the department of Public Works (B&R) for the construction of the regional centre instead of giving the amount to Panjab University as was earlier announced by Mr Badal.

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.

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