Punjab Cabinet okays Police University proposal

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Ludhiana, Nov 6 (UNI) In another significant decision, the Cabinet also gave the green light for establishing the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Police University at Ladhowal near Ludhiana for instruction, research and other academic activities in police-related subjects.

Apart from this, the university would also impart training of police education programmes both to police personnel and non-police persons.

The state government would provide a recurring expenditure of Rs 5 crore per annum to the university besides it would mobilise capital expenditure of Rs 50 crore from other sources like Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIBD).

The meeting of the Cabinet held this evening was chaired by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

The Cabinet also gave nod to a new policy for opening new private veterinary colleges to run degree course in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry in the state. Accordingly, a screening committee comprising Directors of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development and Registrar, Punjab Veterinary Council has been constituted.

The screening committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary Animal Husbandry will interview the prospective applicants, inspect the sites to assess the financial status, interest and capability of the applicants and send its recommendations to the state government.

The applicants would be required to obtain a 'No Objection Certificate' from the Punjab State Veterinary Council for affiliation to the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). The applicants would be required to submit the site plan of the college buildings and other infrastructure along with time frame for implementation.

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