Kangra: Minister for Technical Education GS Bali has reiterated government endeavor of imparting quality technical education in the state.

GS Bali, while interacting with press, rubbished the leader of opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal claims over the future of polytechnic and engineering colleges in the state, and made clear that the government was serious improving the quality of technical education and endeavoring hard to give favorable atmosphere for institutes and students.

He said the Dhumal government had carried out a survey in 2008-2013 regarding the actual need, educated faculty and the infrastructure before granting permission to 12 engineering and 22 polytechnic colleges to be opened in the state.

He sought genuine suggestion from Dhumal for the improvement of these institutions which were randomly opened during his tenure.

Bali also assured to resolve the matter regarding 16 polytechnic colleges disaffiliated recently. Technical Education minister revealed that some of these colleges have approached the government with a request that they would deposit the penalty in installments.