Chandigarh, Jul 6 UNI | 22 days ago

In a move aimed at imparting quality skill training to the youth in every block of Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has impressed upon Union Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to reallocate 43 ITIs to the state. In a letter to Mr Tomar, Mr Badal apprised him that the Union government had earlier allocated 43 ITIs in un-serviced blocks in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in Kaushal Vikas Yojana (KVY) under National Skill Development Mission (NSDM).

He said the state government had accordingly identified sites for setting up of these institutes and was ready to comply with other requirements of the scheme. However, Mr Badal said it was learnt in the review meeting held by the Centre on December 5, 2013 that only 22 ITIs were being allocated to Punjab.

Urging Mr Tomar to reconsider this decision, the Chief Minister asked him to allocate 43 ITIs to state instead of 22, adding that this will make Punjab a state with at least One Government or Private ITI in the all blocks.

He requested the Union Minister to direct the concerned authority to finalise the details of the scheme at the earliest so that the work could be started on the ground. ''This will help in providing quality skill training to the youth of Punjab thereby opening new vistas of gainful employment for them,'' he added.

(Posted on 06-07-2014)