PUNJAB STATE COUNCIL FOR AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION ACT DEFERRED TO JUNE 2021 AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Chandigarh, (Gurpreet): In view of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday decided to defer implementation of the Punjab State Council for Agricultural Education Act, 2017, till June 30, 2021.
The main objective of the Punjab State Council for Agricultural Education is to specify the minimum standards and guidelines for imparting agricultural education and training, to be followed by the colleges/universities in the state.
The Punjab State Council for Agricultural Education Act, 2017 was notified in January 2018 and the minimum standards were required to be met by the institutions imparting agricultural education by January 1, 2020.
The Council is also mandated to regulate the agricultural education in the state through grant of recognition to colleges/institutions/departments that meet the norms and standards prescribed to run Educational Degree programmes in Agriculture.