Punjab government today curtailed the Ex India leaves of Technical Education Department employees including its senior officials to 10 days to curb the adverse impact of such leaves on technical education.
Punjab’s Technical Education and Industrial Minister Anil Joshi said that many Officers and employees has gone abroad on Ex India leave that is having adverse impact on the training of trainees in technical institutions across the state.
“Keeping in view this problem, Punjab Government has decided that now the officers and employees of technical education department will be given Ex India leave of 10 days only,” Joshi said, adding that all employees who are already on EX India leave has been informed through a public notice, to join their office within 15 days or face action.
Joshi further said that Punjab Government has constituted a 22-member team that will keep a check on the functioning of engineering, polytechnic and ITI institutes of the state. “These teams would check the attendance, training and placement in institutions and asked the senior officials of department to keep an eagle’s eye on the placement of students. The principals of those institutions would face departmental action, who has not given proper attention to the placement of students,” Joshi added.