Shimla: Acting tough, the Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has decided not to bend its rules for admission in any Technical and Vocational educational Institutions.

The cabinet, presided by the Chief Minster Virbhadra Singh, has decided not to temper with the prescribed norms of Central and State Regulating bodies for admission in any Technical and Vocational educational Institutions from the session 2014-15, failing which the regulating body will take stern action as per the regulations.

Cabinet Minister GS Bali had earlier made clear to ensure to maintain the academic standards in its Technical and Vocational educational Institutions by not giving any relaxation for admission in any government and private institutes.

The Cabinet also approved for starting three new trades in Government ITI at Shahpur in district Kangra from academic session 2014-15 which includes that of a Plumber, Mechanic (Refrigeration and Air Conditioner) and Digital Photographer. It was also decided to start one new course in each of Government Polytechnics at Rohru, Chamba and Kangra.

The Cabinet agreed upon to issue NOC to open B.Sc. (Nursing) training institute of Shankutla Memorial Charitable Trust Chamba with annual intake of 40 students. The Cabinet also gave its nod for making Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College Kangra at Nagrota-Bagwan as a constituent college of the Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur so as to avail grant-in-aid on the analogy of Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Engineering College, Pragatinagar.

It approved to amend the rules for grant-in aid to non-Government colleges.