Right to Information Act-2005  

In exercise of the powers conferred under clause (b) of sub section (1) of section 4 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (Act No 22 of 2005), the Governor, Himachal Pradesh is pleased to publish the record and other activities of “Information and Public Relation Department” as under:-





The particulars of  organization, its functions and duties;

The “Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training Department” has an important role in the working of Himachal Pradesh Govt. At the State level all functions of the department are disposed off by or under the authority of the Minister In charge. The Pr. Secretary (IPR) is the administrative head at the Secretariat level.  The Directorate of Technical Education, Vocational and Industrial Training with its Headquarters at Sundernagar, District Mandi (HP) broadly deals with the following:

The main functions of the Deptt. are as under:-

1. Establishment of class-1 &11 categories of employees.
2. Budget related matters.
3. Enactment/amendments of various Bills, Acts,   Rules and regulations.


Powers and duties of its officers and employees


Principal Secretary/Secretary (Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training):-
He is overall in charge of the Department who decides all matters except policy matters which are decided by the council of Ministers as per standing orders issued under Rule 26 & 27 of the Rules of Business of Govt. of H.P.

Spl./Addl./Joint/Deputy/Under Secretary:-
He is Branch officer of the Section and acts as an intermediate officer between the Branch and the Secretary/Principal Secretary (TE). All the files of the Branch are  routed through him.
Section Officer:-  He is incharge of Section and is responsible for disposal of dak received in the Section. He submits files to higher authorities through the Branch officer.
Superintendent:-  He supervises the work of the dealing Assistants of the Section and submits their files to the Section officer.
Assistants:- They are allotted work of specific seats by the
Section officer and are responsible to dispose off the allotted work.
Junior Assistants/Clerks:- They attend to the work of Diary and dispatch, files movement and other misc. work assign by the Section Officer and also send Reports/returns as per office Manual.
Peon:- Distribution of Dak/files of Section.


The Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training Department is headed by the Director, Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training, at the Directorate level. He is assisted by 1 Joint Director, 2 Deputy Director, 1 Head Compete Curriculum Centre, 2 Technical Officers, 1 Asstt. Director and Superintendents Grade-II. Whereas the Director, Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training is assisted and represented by Principals at the Engineering/Polytechnics and ITIs Level.
In addition to the above other supporting staff is also assisting the Director in respect of strengthen, modernization  and other Public Relations works. The details of the work assigned to each of the above are defined below:

The main functions of the Deptt. are as under:-

  • Planning and execution of Professional Education at the level of Degree in Engineering and Pharmacy.

  • Imparting Diploma level Technical Education through the network of Polytechnics, imparting Vocational Education through the network of Industrial Training Institutes and Industrial Training Centres under the aegis of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and Vocational Education through Vocational Training Centres, which are Institutions in the private sectors under the aegis of State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT).

  • Various aspects of Technical Education and Vocational Training from Admission till examinations, which are conducted by the H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board, Dharamshala.

  •  Admissions in the Private Engineering Colleges and also nomination of candidates for Degree level Technical Education and B-Pharmacy courses against the seats allotted by the MHRD.

  • All the Polytechnics of the Department stand designated as Community Polytechnics by the MHRD and some activities for the development of the appropriate technologies and dissemination of knowledge thereof, manpower development through Vocational Training in the various demand based courses in the rural areas are carried out by the Polytechnics with the funds provided by the MHRD under the Community Development Scheme funded on year to year basis on the basis of the Operational Plan submitted by the concerned Institution.

  • Training in various need based Short Term Courses being imparted by some of the ITIs on payment basis under


Director: The department is headed by the Director, Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training.  The Director broadly exercises  the following controls on the various Institutions under its control:

  1. Administrative

  2. Financial

  3. Academic

        The above aspects, un-doubtedly include numerous sub- functions such as anticipating the manpower requirement and planning the opening of new disciplines/trades or starting of new Polytechnics/ITIs to meet the projected demand of technical manpower including skilled and other specialised manpower, creation and filling of new posts after framing the R&P Rules, working out budgetary requirements, allocation of the budget to the institutions, exercising control on expenditure and carrying out technical as well as administrative inspections etc.

Joint Director: shall be responsible for the following activities
Policy Planning
2.  Administration
Appointment/Confirmation of Staff
Creation of Posts/Transfers and Promotions
Framing of R&P Rules for all categories
General Inspection
Annual Administration Report/Assembly Business/Rules of Business
Procurement of Machinery & Equipment
1.  Apprenticeship Training (Polytechnic)
Liaison with Rural Development Agencies,
Transfer of Rural Technology,
Placement of trainees
Science & Technology
Opening of new Institutions (Degree Level and Diploma level)
Inspection/Affiliation and supervision of Institutes (Polytechnics & Engg. Colleges)
Prospectus/Admission (Polytechnics & Engg. Colleges)

Designing new curricula
Review of existing curricula
Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme, World Bank Assisted Project,

Deputy Director (Training):
1.  Inspection and supervision of Institutes (ITIs)
Prospectus (ITIs)
Admission (ITIs)
Student Welfare (ITIs)
Strikes (ITIs)
Sports and other curricular activities (ITIs)
Introduction of New Programmes/Opening of New Institutions (ITIs)

Technical Officers:
Technical Officers mainly assist Head of Department (CCDC) for designing curriculum and review of the curriculum and other duties assigned from time by the superiors.

Asstt. Director:
The files to be put to the Deputy Director (T) are routed through Assistant Director (T)

Superintendent Gr.-II:
1.  To supervise all the work relating to all sections of the Department.
2.  To go through the dak received and mark the papers to the concerned section and also to give directions for its disposal.
3. To ensure punctuality in attendance in the section and to advise the staff on matters of conduct and discipline.
4. Deputing all class –IV and Class-III officials on duties including drivers etc. and checking up their day-to-day functioning.
5. To ensure that all dealing hands and the diarist maintain all required registers and keep the same updated. Also check these registers at regular intervals.
6. To keep a careful watch on any hold up in the movement of dak and files between the section and higher officers.
7. To prepare papers and compile data for meetings and ensure timely submission. Ensure timely submission of fixed date cases, other important cases and papers required by the officers and keep a watch on progress of action.
8. To make arrangements for disposal of work of officials of the section on leave.
9. To ensure that all Manuals, Rules, Instructions, Guard files and Precedent Registers of the Sections are kept up to date by inserting correction slips.
10. For ensuring availability of staff posted under on holidays or early of late hours, maintain local address with phones of the entire staff.
11. To train and guide the staff posted in the section and to point out their shortcomings and deficiencies.
12. To allocate evenly, work of the section to the staff posted in the section with the approval of the officer inchrage and maintain an updated distribution list of work amongst the dealing hands in the section.


The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability; The Director, Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training  is Administrative Head at Directorate level. He is assisted by Directorate Officer and discharges his functions/duties as per delegation of powers given under the standing orders. At Department level the Director(TE) implements the Acts & Rules as per instructions of the Government.


The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;

The department follows the provisions contained in HPFR rules in all financial matters and other Government rules as adopted by the Govt. from time to time to deal with all administrative matters.  In all academic matters, the department follows the rules & regulations and curricula laid down by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board,  Other academic norms set up by various affiliating agencies like All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) in case of Polytechnics and Pharmacy College, NCVT norms in case of ITIs and ITCs and SCVT norms in case of Vocational Training Centres.


The rules, regulations, instructions,
manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;

  1. Engineering College/Pharmacy College:      All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) norms/guidelines  are followed for running Engg. Degree/ Pharmacy Degree courses duly approved by AICTE/PCI.

  2. Polytechnic:   All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) norms are followed for approval/running of Diploma Courses.  The guidelines laid down by MHRD, Govt. of India are followed for implementing Community Development Scheme in all Govt. Polytechnics.  Aslo the guidelines of MHRD, Govt. of India are followed for implementing Persons’ with Disability Scheme at Govt. Polytechnic College, Sundernagar.

  3.  Industrial Training Institute/Industrial Training Centres: Training Manual of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT)

  4. Vocational Training Centres: Manual of State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT) is followed. 

vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control;

The Department has normally the following kinds of documents/files in the Directorate and its field Institutions: 

a)       Files relating to R&P Rules, appointment and transfer of staff, Pay fixation, Promotions, Personal files;

b)       Budget, expenditure, re-conciliation of budget and expenditure, creation and continuation of posts financial sanctions, audit & inspection, Scholarships, civil works, unserviceable store; 

c)       Establishment of new Institutions (Degree level, Diploma level and Craftsman level), introduction of new courses, Training & Placement, admissions, Staff development programme, Record of the trainees, Apprenticeship, Industry-Institute-Interaction, Community Development Scheme, Continuing Education, Training to Persons with Disability; 

d)       Assembly Business, Administrative Report, Sports activities of the trainees, Monthly/Quarterly/half yearly/yearly information/ returns, Store purchases etc. etc.

e)       Record and information pertaining to inviting application for opening Vocational Training Centes, inspection, affiliation and admission of trainees i.e. prospectus, inviting of applications, counselling for admission and migration etc in case of Vocational Training, Centres under SCVT.


The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

In case of opening of ITIs or regulating the training facilities in them the public representatives has direct say and bearing in the policy formulation through Institution Management Committees (IMCs) attached to the existing ITIs and the public representatives voice their demand in the Assembly as well as other public platform and accordingly the Department taking cognisance of such demand of the public representatives takes action for opening of new ITIs.  The Vocational Training facilities in the existing ITIs and opening of new ITIs is further regulated through State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT) which has public representatives as well as industrialists as its members.

In case of Polytechnics apart from having the Society attached to each Polytechnic for formulation of the policy regarding diversification of training facilities and improvement of quality etc., the public representatives have also the prerogative to demand for opening new Polytechnic or diversification of the training facilities in the existing Polytechnics as per the demand of the World of Work through the public platform as well as the Hon’ble Vidhan Sabha.  In addition to this in the matter of control of quality the public representatives stand associated as members of the Takniki Shiksha Board.

The State/Department has no Engineering College in the Govt. Sector but the Govt. has already decided to set up one Engineering College in the Govt. Sector at Sundernagar and decision to establish this College has also been taken by the Govt. taking cognisance of the need of the State as voiced by the public representatives. Similar is the case with Pharmacy College started at Rohru from academic session 2005-2006.


A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;

The Department is associated for Vocational and Industrial Training, Technical Education and other professional Education like B-Pharmacy etc. with the following bodies:

State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT): SCVT has around 25 members which comprises public representatives, industrialists and some other prominent professionals for assisting and advising in the matter of providing Vocational Training as per need of the State.

(a) For executing the policy of the SCVT the Department is assisted by Executive Committee, which normally has around 8-10 members, which comprises the professionals and administrators.

National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT): Vocational and Industrial Training is regulated at National Level by the NCVT, which has around 50 members for regulating vocational training policy at the National Level.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE):  Professional Education at the diploma and degree level in Engineering and Non-Engineering fields is being regulated by the AICTE which is a statutary body constituted by the Govt. of India.  This body also comprises professionals, Burocrates and public representatives.

(a) In the matter of Technician Level Education the State has Takniki Shiksha Board for regulating the Quality of Training through adoption of curricula, examination and certification etc. which also has public representatives alongwith professionals and burocrates.

Pharmacy Council of India (PCI): This body regulates the quality of education in the field of Pharmacy at the Centre level.  It is also a statutory body comprises professionals, public representatives and burocrates.  The aspects of academic fulfilment of norms, adoption of curricula, examinations, certification for degree level professional education fall within the ambit of University, which also has bodies, like Cinet and Executive Council for taking care of these aspects.  These bodies are also have academician, burocrates and public representatives.

ix) A directory of its officers and employees;

At Directorate Level


Joint Director

Deputy Director (T&P)

Head of Department (CCDC)

Deputy Director (T)

Assistant Director (T)

Deputy Controller (Finance & Accounts)

Technical Officers

Phone No.(Off)









x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations; Sr. No. Designation Pay Scale+ G.P.

At Directorate Level

1. Director 37400-67000+8800
2. Joint Director 37400-67000+8700
3. Deputy Director (T&P) 15600-39100+7800
4. Head of Department (CCDC) 15600-39100+7800
5. Deputy Director (Trg.) 15600-39100+6600
6. Deputy Controller (Finance & Accounts) 15600-39100-5400
7. Technical Officers 15600-39100-5400
8. Assistant Director (T) 10300-34800+5000
9. Superintendent Grade-II 10300-34800+4200
10. Sr. Assistant 10300-34800+3800
11. Demonstrator 10300-34800+3800
12. Computer Assistant 10300-34800+3800
13. Foreman/Group Instructor 10300-34800+4200
14. Personal Assistant 10300-34800+4200
15. Sr. Scale Stenographer 10300-34800+3800
16. Stenographer/Steno Typist 5910-20200+2000
17. Jr. Assistant 5910-20200+2800
18. Clerk 5910-20200+1900
19. Driver 5910-20200+2000
20. Lab. Attendant 4900-10680+1300
21. Peon 4900-10680+1300
22. Daftri 4900-10680+1400
23. Chowkidar 4900-10680+1300
24. Sweeper

At Institutional Level

1. Principal Polytechnics 37400-67000+8700
2. Head of the Department 15600-39100+7800
3. Sr. Lecturers 15600-39100+6600
4. Lecturers 15600-39100-5400
5. Instructors 10300-34800+3600
6. Principal ITI 10300-34800+5000
7. PTI 10300-34800+3200
xi) The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made; Budget Position for the Current Year 2010-2011(Rs. in Lakh.)
Sr. No. Head of Account (Non-Plan) Budget got 2010-11
Demand No. 27
1. 2059-01-053-87-Soon-Repair & Maintenance of Non Residential Buildings.


2. 2203-00-001-01-Soon-Pay & Allowances of Directorate


3. 2203-00-105-01-Soon-Pay & Allowances & other Contingencies of Polytechnics 1267.19
4. 2203-00-11-01-SOON- Pay & allowances & other Contingencies of Engineering College Sundernagar & B.Pharmacy College Rohru 338.51
5. 2216-05-053-01-SOON- Repair and Maintenance of Residential Buildings 6.04
6. 2225-02-277-03-SOON-Scholarship for ST Trainees of ITIs 3.15
7. 2225-03-277-04-SOON- Scholarship for OBC Trainees of ITIs 12.60

2230-03-001-SOON- Pay & Allowances of Directorate 24.13
9. 2230-03-003-05-SOON-Pay & Allowances & other contingencies expenditure of ITIs 2198.76
10. 2230-03-102-01-SOON-(Apprenticeship Training) Pay and allowances of apprenticeship training scheme. 5.90


1. 2230-03-796-03-SOON- Pay and allowances & other contingencies expenditure of ITI(Women) Reckong Peo. 7.06
2. 2230-03-796-04-SOON- Pay and allowances & other contingencies expenditure of ITI Reckong Peo 32.49


GRAND TOTAL DEMAND NO. 27 & 31 4125.89
Sr. No. Head of Account (Plan) Budget got 2010-11
1. 4204-02-104-01-SOON- Civil Works construction of Polytechnics buildings 495.00
2. 4202-02-105-01-SOON-Civl Works construction of Engineering College Sundernagar and B. Pharmacy College Rohroo buildings. 2000.00
3. 4202-02-105-03-SOON- Civil Works construction of ITI Buildings 520.00
4. 4202-02-105-04-S25N(Centre of Excellence) under CSS 25% State Share for construction of COE ITI buildings. 00.00
5. 4202-02-105-05S25N(Centre of Excellence) under World Bank Assistance 25% State Share for construction of COE ITI Buildings 70.00
6. 220300-105-01-SOON(Salaries, Wages, TE, OE, M&E, M&S and other contingencies charges of New. Polytechnics 400.00
7. 220300-105-02-SOON(TEQIP under World Bank Project) for Soft Components 00.00
8. 220300-105-03-SOON-TEQIP Phase-II under Centrally Sponsored Scheme (25% State Share Polytechnics) 05.00
9. 2203-12-01-SOON (Salaries, Wages, TE,OE, ME,M&S and other contingency for Engineering Colleges 100.00
10. 2230-03-003-06-S25N(Centre of Excellence) under CSS(25% State Share) for other expenditure and M&E of COE ITIs 10.00
11. 2230-03-003-07-S25N (Centre of Excellence) under World Bank Assistance(25% State Share for other Expenditure and M&E of COE ITIs) 100.00




12. 2230-03-796-04-SOON-Tribal Sub Plan-Pay and allowances & other contingencies expenditure of Tribal Areas ITIs 62.40
13. 2230-03-796-04-AOOS-VTCs expenditure under Special Central Assistance pay & Allowances of COPA Staff 5.00
14. 4202-02-796-01-SOON-TSP-Construction of Tribal areas ITIs buildings. 37.60




15. 2203-00-789-02-SOOS-SCSP(Scholarship for Degree/Diploma Courses of SC students, for the purchase of Tools Kits (passed out ITIs trainees), Books for book bank ITIs and Polytechnics & Coaching for SC students of polytechnics etc. 60.00
16. 4202-02-789-01-SOOS- Civil Works construction of Polytechnics buildings as under SCCP Scheme. 300.00




Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS)/World Bank Assistance (75% Centre Share)
17. 2203-00-105-03-C75N (TEQIP Phase-II under Centrally Sponsored Scheme. (75% Centre Share Polytechnics) 0.01 (Token Provision)
18. 2203-03-003-06-C75N (Centre of Excellence) under CSS (75% Centre Share for other expenditure and M&E of COE ITIs) 8.69
19. 4202-02-105-04-C75N (Centre of Excellence) under CSS 75% Centre Share for construction of COE ITIs buildings. 0.00
20. 4202-02-105-05-C75N (Centre of Excellence) under World Bank Assistance 75% Centre Share for construction of COE ITIs buildings. 0.11 (Token Provision)


21. 4202-02796-02-SOON 100% World Bank Scheme for opening of New Polytechnic at Kinnaur 0.01 (Token Provision)



The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

Not Applicable
xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;

Not Applicable

xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

The Department has developed a website with a URL://techeduhp.com and all the information relating to the various activities of the Department, norms & guidelines and role of various bodies as stated in Point No. VII and VIII will be available on the Website . For redressal of on-Line complaints/queries, the department has provided  two active accounts i.e. dtevithp@hotmail.com and techedu-hp@nic.in   

xv) The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;

All the information will be available on Website. In addition to this Library/reading room has been provided in the Directorate to the citizens for having information.

xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the public Information Officers;

The Appellant Authority  and PIO in respect of the I&PR department are as under:- APPELLATE AUTHORITY IN CASE OF S.P.I.O:- Director, Technical Education, Himachal Pradesh.

STATE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: Joint Director(TE) for all matter dealt by the Director, Technical Education.


  • Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Sundernagar for District Mandi, Kulu and Sub Division Keylong and Udaipur of Lahaul & Spiti.

  • Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Kangra for District Kangra and Chamba Districts

  • Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Hamirpur for District Hamirpur and Bilaspur.

  • Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Rohroo for District Shimla and Kinnaur Districts and Kaza, Sub Division of Lahaul & Spiti District

  • Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Ambota for District Una

  • Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Women Kandaghat for Solan and Sirmour Districts


 Joint Director, Technical Education,  H.P


At Secretariat Level

Name of the Section

Name, Designation and Address of APIO Name, Designation and Address of PIO

Name, Designation and Address of Appellate Authority

Technical Education Department, H.P.   Secretariat Shimla-2

Smt. Kauslya Kashyap, Section Officer Technical Education Secretariat, PBX-477   Tel. No. 2880477

Sh. S.S. Guleria               Special  Secretary(TE) to the Govt. of H.P. Shimla-2.     Tel. No. 2622064

Sh. Avay Shukla, IAS Additional Chief Secretary (TE)-cum-APIO to the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh,Shimla.   Tel. No. 2621911

At Directorate and Institution Level

Name of officer Name, Designation and Address of APIO Office Telephone Number Name Designation and Address of Appellate Authority & PIO
Principal, Govt. Polytechnic College Sundernagar, Distt. Mandi,H.P. Smt.Vinita Arya, Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Sundernagar 01907-266778,266123(Ph.) 01907-266778,266123(Fax) email: gpcsnr@hotmail.co.in Sh. Vijay Chandan HAS         Director Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Trg.,  Sundernagar(H.P).                Phone No.01907-266572    Fax No. 01907-266120       Email:techedu-hp@nic.in  

 Sh. A.K. Ahuja,                           Joint Director,              Directorate of Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training, Sundernagar, H.P.              Phone No.01907-266572    Fax No. 01907-266120 Email:ahujagph@hotmail@com


Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Kandaghat(W), Distt. Solan Dr. Joginder Singh, Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Kandaghat, Distt. Solan 01792-256179(Phone)   01972-257492(Fax)         email: principalgpcwk@yahoo.com
Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Kangra, Distt. Kangra, H.P. Sh. S.C. Verma, Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Kangra, H.P. 01892-265025(Phone) 01892-262285(Fax)                      email:  gpckangra@gmail.com
Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Rohroo, Distt. Shimla Sh.Omkar Sen, Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Rohroo 01781-240102(Phone) 01781-241603(Fax)                     email:  gprohru@rediffmail.com
Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Ambota, Distt. Una, H.P. Sh. S.K. Gautam, Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Una 01976-222242(Phone) 01976-222242(Fax)           email:skg0049@rediffmail.com