Government of Punjab has decided to create an Education Fee Regulator. The main aim of the body is to rationalize and regulate the fee structure of private institutions across the state. The excessive charging of fees from students will be stopped. Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, has taken the decision in the cabinet for the educational fee regulatory body in compliance with the direction of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court had recently said that private institutions cannot charge fees from students arbitrarily. New regulator was being set up to rationalize and regulate the fee structure in unaided educational institutions across the state.
In another significant decision aimed at imparting quality education to the medical students and providing the best heath care and diagnostic facilities to the people, the Cabinet decided to create 66 posts of the teaching faculty in the Government Medical Colleges of Patiala and Amritsar and the Hospitals associated with them.
The cabinet also gave a nod to enhance the number of posts of medical teachers along with creation of new posts of various cadres in these institutions. This decision would also take care of future enhancement of the seats in medical colleges. These newly created posts would be filled within next three years in order to give boost to the medical education and research.