Chandigarh, March 22
The Punjab government has issued new instructions to the principals of district institute for education and training (DIET) regarding the utilization of the existing sports funds to bring more transparency in the expenditure.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the school education department said that the principals of DIETs are given powers upto Rs. 60,000 of fund utilization whereas full powers are given to the head of the department. These funds are to be utilized to raise the standard of sports in the state.
According to the spokesperson, the principals have been directed to constitute a three member committee for the development of playgrounds and procurement of sports equipments. These committees will be constituted by involving the principal of DITE, DM sports and one lecturer. The instructions are issued to get the estimate from the J.E. of the district for the development of playgrounds. After that the process of e-tendering will be followed for various contractors / firms . According to the spokesperson, it has also been directed to do the complete photography regarding the construction work of the playgrounds from the starting to the completion of the whole process.
According to the spokesperson, the DM Sports / BM Sports have been asked to visit the DITE during the construction of playgrounds and purchasing of sports tools and equipments. All the concerned officers are instructed for the strict compliance of the rules issued by the education department.