Secretary Information Technology (IT) Department, Saugat Biswas, on Saturday said that only well equipped training centres would be allowed to conduct skill development in the Electronic System Design and Maintenance (ESDM) sector.
According to an official spokesperson, Biswas was speaking during a meeting held to review preparations ESDM training under the scheme.
The secretary emphasised readiness of training partners in terms of availability of training infrastructure, qualified and NSQF compliant resource persons. He said the training centres will be inspected and only centres well equipped to provide quality training to the students will be allowed.
He was informed that the IT department through the KIAs and over 79 Training Partners spread across the state will impart training in 15 different vocational courses. The training partners will also be tying up with the industry.
The meeting was attended by the key implementing agencies (KIAs) viz National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), GoI; Electronic Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) and Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), both autonomous industry-led bodies affiliated to the National Skill Development Corporation, and the State Implementing Agency, J&K e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA).
J&K e-Governance Agency which is the State Implementing Agency for the scheme had recently invited applications from desirous candidates for undergoing the training in 24different National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) aligned courses. Over13,500 candidates are to be supported under the scheme in the State in 5 levels of vocational skill development courses.
Over 5500 candidates will be trained in the current financial year, and around 8500 candidates will be trained in the next fiscal, the meeting was told.
The scheme will subsidise 100 percent course fee for SC/ST/EWS candidates and 75% for the rest, focusing on students/unemployed youth at 8th-10th standard onwards, ITI, Diploma, Engineering Graduates, Non-engineering graduates, etc. with the aim of increasing their employability to work in 'Manufacturing' and 'Service Support' sector.
Govt mulling to infuse capital in cooperative banks
Jammu, Nov 17: Secretary, cooperatives and social welfare departments, Farooq Ahmad Lone Saturday said that the government was planning to bail out ailing cooperative banks in the state soon by infusing capital to revive them. Lone stated this at a function organised by Jammu Central Cooperative Bank (JCCB) as part of the ongoing 65th Cooperative Week celebrations, according to an official spokesperson. Registrar Cooperatives societies, MM Rehman Ghasi was the guest of honour on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, the Secretary said that the main purpose of celebrating the cooperative week is to highlight achievements of the cooperative sector in various areas, reflect upon the shortcomings and chalk out future strategies of growth, based on dynamics of cooperative development in various sectors.
Lone stated that JCCB had done well in the past since its inception. He said that the bank must endeavour to run along thoroughly professional lines, have an enlightened management, a highly dedicated and committed work force and develop progressive plans and policies for the future so as to secure its rightful place in the comity of cooperative banks in the country.
CEO JCCB, Mohammad Mushtaq gave highlighted the activities of the bank. He said JCCB is working at the grass root level in the rural areas through a network of 376 Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) with a membership of 1.53 lakh, out of which 95 PACS are functional.