‘8000 JK youth to get training in ITIs across country’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Mar 23: On the directives of Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment will train 8000 youth from Jammu and Kashmir in various job oriented trades in various ITIs across the country.
The aim is to take advantage of the modular employment programme in sectors with high employment opportunities and applications for this are being invited from the eligible aspirants, he added.
This, according to an official statement, was stated by Minister for Youth Services, Sports and Technical Education, Prof. R. S. Chib today in the Legislative Assembly while replying to the discussion on Demand of Grants for the departments under his charge.
Prof. Chib said that the Government intends to train 40 lakh youth of the State in different job-oriented trades till 2022 to enable them get jobs within and outside country.
The Minister said that that Government will strengthen all the existing Government Polytechnics through Central funding and Rs. two crore will be spent on each institution. He said a proposal to this effect has been submitted to the Ministry of Human Resources Development for funding. He said that the Government will establish 18 new Polytechnic Colleges in uncovered districts of the State for which land has been identified and work will start soon.
Chib said that to encourage women enrolment in the Polytechnics, the Government will construct women’s hostels in all existing Polytechnic Colleges under the coordinated action plan for skill development. Rs. one crore will be spent on each hostel, he added.
The Minister said that there are 48 ITIs and one ITCs functioning in the State with a total seating capacity of 9252. He further said that, out of 5 new sanctioned ITIs, 4 ITIs at Banihal, Bani, Nowshera and Hajan have been made functional by internal arrangements, while ITI Gurez shall start its functioning during the next year. In order to strengthen the functioning of the ITIs, he said a committee has been constituted to study the gaps in infrastructure, manpower and machinery in these institutions.
To further modernize and strength vocational training, the Minister said 104 long and short term courses have been introduced in these ITIs. He said 7 trade units have been introduced in women ITI, Jammu, besides 5 women wings, consisting 20 trade units in selected ITIs, have also been introduced.
The Minister said that under Vocational Training Improvement Project (UTIP), 10 ITIs are being covered with World Bank assistance of Rs. 21.50 crore, which includes, ITIs of Jammu, Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri, R. S. Pura, Hiranagar, Srinagar, Varmul, Islamabad and Kupwara. The objectives of the scheme is to upgrade selected ITIs as centres of excellence by introducing new Multi-Skilling Modular Courses, improving physical infrastructure and adopting new training technologies.
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