Sakleshpur ITI college: MLA recommend action on principal

Sakleshpur ITI college: MLA recommend action on principal

MLA H K Kumaraswamy interacting with students during his visit to ITI institute in Sakleshpur. Dh photo

After visiting the ITI institute and talking to students, Kumaraswamy told Deccan Herald that there is dereliction of duty on part of Kori and he was not present even at the time of inspection.

After verifying the attendance register, he said though the principal has been visiting the college once in a month only to draw his salary, he has put signature on those days even when he was absent.

When questioned the other staff members about this, they alleged that the principal has been signing on all the days to show that he was present.

The principal himself, who should be a role model for students to maintain discipline in the college, has been indulging in such indiscipline acts, which is unpardonable.
He also demanded initiate criminal proceedings against the principal.

Several ITI colleges were established during the H D Kumaraswamy Government to impart technical knowledge for the students.

Initially nine trades were introduced and later due to lack of basic amenities and dereliction of duty by the principal,  the government cancelled five trades.  Eight JTO posts are vacant for the remaining four trades. Out of 22 posts including FDC, SDC, computer trainer and others 20 posts are vacant.

A tele-conversation has been held with the Joint Director and Commissioner in this regard and the joint director has promised to visit the college within 24 hours, the MLA said.
The students who interacted with the MLA said that they are forced to visit Hassan to attend practical classes.

 It is difficult for them to spend Rs 60 everyday towards the travel expenses to gain practical knowledge on the subjects.

Though all equipment needed for the courses are available, the absence of JTOs are making their lives difficult, they added. The principal has sealed the rooms where the machinery are kept, he might even shift them without others knowledge, fear the students.

The rent for the building too has not been paid since seven months and if this continues, they might be forced to vacate the premises, they add.

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