Bhubaneswar:8/4/18;Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik wrote to Union Minister Shri Prakash Javdekar seeking his personal intervention and direction to AICTE for restoring Extension of Approval for Government Polytechnics at Paralakhemundi and Berhampur and removal from ‘No Admission’ category. Issues raised by Chief Minister in the letter:
• Grounds for the harsh decisions are shortage of regular faculty and non-availability of qualified principals
• State Government has already apprised AICTE for recruitment of lecturers.
• Adequate guest faculty engaged as recruitments are going on and statutory procedure for appointment of
Principals in Government Polytechnics undertaken as per provisions of Article 309 of the Constitution of India
Depriving the institutes of admission highly detrimental to interests of youth of the state as the State Government has made considerable investment in terms of land, building and other infrastructure.