Annual budget of ETEA for year 2021-22 approved
PESHAWAR: A meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) Education Testing and Evaluation Agency (ETEA) chaired by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan here Saturday approved in principle the annual budget of ETEA for the year 2021- 22. The meeting also reviewed progress on the implementation of decisions taken in the last board meeting. The meeting was also attended by Provincial Minister for Finance Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information and Higher Education Kamran Bangash, concerned administrative secretaries, Vice Chancellor University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Executive Director ETEA and other senior officials. The board approved the proposed ETEA Service Rules 2021 and Financial Rules 2021. The concerned authorities were also directed to present these rules to the provincial cabinet for final approval. The board also approved new SOPs for ability tests to be conducted under ETEA. Addressing the meeting, CM stressed the need of restructuring ETEA to further enhance its capacity and said that the provincial government would provide resources for the purpose. Chief Minister directed the concerned authorities to conduct a feasibility study for setting up a digital lab for ETEA. The meeting was informed that a computer-based testing system is being introduced with the aim to announce the results of tests. Meeting also approved ETEA’s procurement plan for year 2021-22 and a training calendar to enhance the capacity of ETEA officers and other staff. – APP