Pasighat College of Horticulture and Forestry maintaining its standards: Shekhawat

ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that “the standard of the College of Horticulture and Forestry in Pasighat is not going down” as the institute’s students have excelled and secured first rank of ICAR JRF all India competitive examination in both horticulture and forestry disciplines during 2014-15.
He was responding to an un-starred question raised by Lok Sabha Member, Ninong Ering on Tuesday.
“The same college again stood second position in ICAR JRF all India competitive examination under the programme category ‘Horticulture and Forestry’ during 2016-17,” the union minister added.
Ering had also sought to know the amount of funds allocated to College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat in the past four years and whether only one community is given preference in this college for professors, assistant professors, teachers, etc, to which the union minister replied that during last four years, the said institute received, Rs 11,38,07,000 in 2014-15, Rs11,11,10,000 in 2015-16, Rs 11,47,39,000 in 2016-17 and Rs 13,02,50,000in 2017-18.
Also replying to Ering’s query on whether the identity and antecedents of selected candidates in teaching have been verified, the union minister informed that the university-appointed teachingfaculties from all over the country (15 states).
He also said that the identity and antecedents of the selected candidates of all teaching faculties have been verified from the concerned district collector/deputy commissioners of respective states.