Badal approves Rs 16 cr fund for Military Training Institute

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal approved a corpus fund of Rs 16 crore for making the upcoming Maharaja Ranjit Singh Preparatory Institute for Military Training at Mohali financially viable.

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2011, 18:16 PM IST

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash
Singh Badal on Thursday approved a corpus fund of Rs 16 crore for
making the upcoming Maharaja Ranjit Singh Preparatory
Institute for Military Training at Mohali financially viable.

While reviewing the progress of the institute here, the
Chief Minister directed the finance department to immediately
release a sum of Rs 5 crore as corpus fund during this fiscal
and the remaining Rs 11 crore in the next financial year.

Badal also asked the Director of the institute Maj Gen
(Retd) BS Grewal to immediately convene a general body meeting
of the institute to finalize the modalities for its maiden
session likely to begin from April 18, 2011.

The construction of the institute under first phase would
be completed by February 10.

Badal asked the Director to ensure the best talent
amongst the students should be trained for the armed forces in
the institute for which the state government was committed to
extent all possible help to make it one of the most
prestigious Army training institutes in the country.

PTI