CM for devising mechanism for recruitment in TEVTA

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan Thursday directed the officials concerned to formulate mechanism for recruitments against newly created and fresh vacancies in TEVTA through NTS.

Presiding over 13th meeting of the Board of Directors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Education and vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) here at Chief Minister’s Secretariat he said it was manifesto of PTI to ensure transparency in all public sector institutions.

He directed to fix priorities in the Annual Development Program (ADP) of TEVTA and said that projects near to completion should be completed on priority.

He said there should be clear criteria for the establishment of new technical educational institutes adding that already available buildings should be utilized for new technical education centers in the province. He directed that the districts’ and localities having industrial zones and activities should be given priority in this regard for setting up of new institutes.

Provincial Minister for Finance Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Administrative Secretaries of concerned Departments, Members of the BoD, and other attended the meeting.

The meeting was briefed about the implementation status on the decisions of previous meeting of the BoDs, the way forward and ongoing activities under the TEVTA. The meeting took various decisions after thorough discussion on the agenda items.

It was informed that under the CM free technical education program the government had allocated Rs 700 million funds for imparting free technical education training to the youth. It was told that the program was started during the financial year 2011 in three different phases with a target to train 3500 youth while so far 3233 youth had been trained at a total cost of Rs 400 million.

The meeting was informed that the remained amount of Rs 300 million was available but since the training program was halted in October 2017 it could not be utilized.

The Chief Minister on proposal of the Board approved resuming the training program with the remaining available funds and directed initiation of short terms training program for 400 tribal youth.

The CM approved inclusion of females of women chamber of commerce in this training program. The meeting proposed to accelerate the recruitment process while observing that the existing arrangements and the recruitment process was very slow and so far only 40 percent recruitment had been done on the vacancies advertised in June 2016.

It was told that 472 new positions had been created in various Institutes of TEVTA requiring recruitments on urgent basis to fill the existing gap of teaching and support staff in the Institutes.

The CM on the recommendations of Board, directed to expedite and shorten the recruitment process for the positions already advertised. However, he directed that newly created posts should be recruited through NTS and also directed to formulate practicable mechanism in this regard. The meeting also approved up-gradation of government technical and vocational centers (GTVC-B) of Chakdara, Lower Dir and Matta to the level of GPIs and establishment of GTVC(B) at Maidan Lower Dir. He also approved upgradation of GPI Haripur to the level of GCT. The meeting also approved to make functional the Government Polytechnic institute (W) at Taimargara.

The meeting also validated procurement committee of TEVTA and constituted a committee to finalize the proposed revised regulations 2019 of TEVTA.

The committee would submit its recommendations within three weeks.

The matters regarding monitoring of projects and functions of TEVTA also came under discussion upon which the CM directed for realistic proposal in consultation with concerned departments in this regard.