Lahore: Provincial Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that Punjab government will ensure complete administrative autonomy of cadet colleges and government universities as these institutions play an important role in changing the mental approach of new generation.
He said this while presiding over a meeting for harmonizing the administrative rules and regulations of cadet college with the demands of modern age and provision of funds for the ongoing projects of cadet colleges of Pasrur, Okara and Chua Seden Shah, here today. Secretary Schools Punjab Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, Chairman Punjab Textbook Board Nawazish Ali, Additional Secretary Finance Punjab and Principals of the three cadet colleges attended the meeting.
Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan said that the administration of concerned cadet colleges will bear the educational expenses of five percent poor but talented children at cadet colleges of Pasrur, Okara and Chua Seden Shah. He said that Punjab government will continue to provide Rs.83 lakh as annual grant-in-aid to each of these three colleges whereas approval will also be sought from Board of Governors for giving salaries and annual increments to the teachers of these colleges on the pattern of basic pay scales of government. The meeting decided that a special plan would be evolved for best use of the land adjacent to boundary wall of these colleges spreading over 100 acres for enabling them to bear their own expenses. The meeting also discussed new draft law after amendment in the existing Act 1960 of cadet colleges for making it more practicable. According to new proposals, Board of Governors of cadet colleges will comprise 11 members. Provincial Education Minister, Secretary Schools, Secretary Finance, Commissioners of concerned divisions, DCOs of concerned districts, one representative each of General Officer Commanding and principal of concerned cadet college as secretary Board of Governors will be ex-officio members whereas four non-official members will be appointed for three years. On the advice of Chief Minister Punjab, Governor Punjab will issue orders of appointment of non-official members.