Vigilance seeks record of NOCs from tech edu dept - ECAS Punjab

Vigilance seeks record of NOCs from tech edu dept

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 1

A year-old case of officials in the Technical Education Directorate allegedly trying to extend undue benefits to a private university to run its polytechnic college is back to haunt them.

Alleged wrongdoing

  • Officials had issued an NOC to change the affiliating authority of Chandigarh Polytechnic College, Gharuan, from the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training to Chandigarh University under the stamp of the Principal Secy, Technical Education, without the latter's knowledge.
  • The NOC was later cancelled. The Vigilance Bureau has sought the record pertaining to the issue from the Directorate Technical Education.

The officials had issued a no objection certificate (NOC) to change the affiliating authority of Chandigarh Polytechnic College, Gharuan, from the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training to Chandigarh University under the stamp of the Principal Secretary, Technical Education, without the latter's knowledge. The NOC was later cancelled.

Acting on a complaint, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Punjab Vigilance Bureau, Iqbal Singh, has sought the record pertaining to the issue from the Directorate Technical Education. Earlier, the Secretary, Technical Education, had communicated to the bureau that no NOC had been issued by its office.

The bureau has also sought the record pertaining to issuing of NOC for disaffiliating Thapar Polytechnic College from the Punjab State Technical Education Board and allowing its affiliation with Thapar University. The role of an additional director of the department, Mohanbir Singh, is under the lens.

Besides, the bureau has summoned the entire record of the NOCs issued by the department pertaining to disaffiliation of polytechnics from the board since 2016 and the rules pertaining to seats allocated, fee structure and approved diploma-level courses.



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