For improving the reach of higher education in rural areas of the state, the Punjab Government has announced that a degree college will be opened in all rural development blocks in the next 10 years. This was announced by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a meeting held here to evaluate the functioning of the Higher Education Department. The meeting also decided the outlay on the rural colleges, which would be charged from the Rural Development Fund. In this series of meetings, the Chief Minister will review of the working of various departments; focus on the problems facing the colleges and universities and give suggestions to sort out the problems as well.
Badal also ordered senior officers to visit at least two colleges in a month for the evaluation and solving of the problems of the colleges. He directed to fill the post of lecturers and principals before the next academic session. Instructions were also issued to clear the all dues and arrears in the next quarter.