Fatehgarh Sahib. July 09, 2019: The affairs of the State’s number one ranked ITI at Bassi Pathana are in a mess as various trades have been closed due to shortage of staff. The students who come from far flung areas of the State to get admission in the trade of their choice had to face great harassment, when they come to know that the trade has been discontinued as there is no instructor.
Manoj Banda President Hindu Organisation, who has taken up the cause of ITI with higher authorities, said that the shortage of staff and discontinuation of trade has hampered the Skill Development program of the Govt. and it shows the non-seriousness attitude of the Govt. in providing skill training to youths for self employment. He said the posts are lying since long and the trades like Carpenter, electronic, motor mechanic, diesel mechanic, refrigerator and AC trade has been closed and no admission has been made in these courses. It is worth mentioning that Charanjit Singh Channi Minister for technical Education, while presiding over the Republic day function at Fatehgarh sahib had announced to set up three new ITIs in the district one each in Fatehgarh Sahib, Bassi Pathana and Amloh constituencies, while those already running are almost non functional owing to the paucity f the staff. When contacted Jaswant Singh Principal of ITI Bassi Pathana, he said ITI got 1st ranking in the State, he said for good ITI Space, staff and machinery is required, they have both space and machinery but don’t have sufficient staff as 50% posts technical and non technical have been lying vacant for long. He said admission is made on-line and up to know students have been admitted in 12 trades in which the staffs is available. Sources told that in clerical staff 5 out of 10, class four 17 out of 26 and in teaching 17 out of 27 are lying vacant and with the existing staff only 164 students can be admitted.