Punjab Technical Education minister defends himself on tossing of coin for station allotment

February 14, 2018 02:09 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Facing flak for tossing coin to allot ststion to teachets, the technical education minister of Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi has justified his action for the sake of transparency in allotment of stations to the teachers.

Charanjit Singh Channi today strongly refuted the factless news appeared some section of the electronic media regarding the allotment of stations to the lecturers of the technical education department. The Minister in a press release clarified that infact it is for the first time in the history of the technical education department that the stations to the newly elected lecturers were allotted in a transparent manner as per their choice. He said that it is very unfortunate instead of highlighting the welcome step taken by the education department a section of media mysteriously ignored the crude facts and presented baseless sensational news.

He said that the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government is duty bound to provide transparent and corruption free administration to the people of the state.

Divulging the details of the station allotment process, the Technical Education Minister said that the newly recruited lecturers were invited in the office at Punjab Civil secretariat. They were requested to give the choice for stations and given all the available stations for postings without any discrimination. He said that out of total 37 stations available for posting 35 stations were allotted as per the choice of the candidates without any overlapping of choice at any particular station.
He clarified that though at one station there was overlapping as two candidates opted for same station. He said that one candidate was having more academic where as other was having more experience. He said that he himself asked to mutually decide the contention. He said that when both the contenders were unable to reach a consensus they proposed to go for a toss and they as per their choice coin was tossed and station was allotted.    

He said that it is very unfortunate that a section of the media without following the basics ethics of journalism and telecast media and without verifying the facts, has reported non-factual news.

The technical education minister also said that any government employee or officer can be posted anywhere without any consent, but he did not do this and opted for a transparent way to allot the stations to the newly selected lecturers as per their choice to get better results from them. It was done so that to clear any sought of doubt from the minds of the lecturers that no discrimination is done in their postings. He said that whole posting process was done in a transparent manner and everyone was pleased to have a station of their choice.

He urged the media to refrain from such factless sensational news, also appealed to them to play a positive role in providing quality technical education to the youth of the state to make them employable.

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