February 17, 2019

Government was also committed for ensuring Skill upgradation of the youth

Government was also committed for ensuring Skill upgradation of the youth


                        Vijyender Sharma

SHIMLA-----      A committee would be constituted for better coordination between different departments of the State to ensure effective framing and implementation of various Skill development programmes in the State. This was decided in the meeting 5th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur .
            Chief Minister said that Skill development of the major thrust area and flagship programme of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the State Government was also committed for ensuring Skill upgradation of the youth of the State to make them skilled as per the demand of the industry. He said that as many as 65000 youth were to the skilled under the HP Skill Development Project between 2018-2023. He said that as many as 2880 youth were to be trained by providing Training in Vocational Streams. He said that Bachelor of Vocation Programme has been launched in 12 Degree Colleges in the State.

            Jai Ram Thakur said that as many as 560 youth have been enrolled under Graduate Add-on Programme introduced in ten degree colleges for final year students. He said that stress should be laid on the fact that all the training programmes were employment oriented. He said that it should also be ensured that the trainees get employment as soon as they complete their training.

            It was also decided in the meeting that positions of District Coordinators be filled up on priority so as to be sure smooth functioning of the Nigam. It was also informed in the meeting that the Nigam plans skilling of 4000 youth under the State Flexi MoUs with Industry of Industrial Bodies like Sector Skill Council.

            Managing Director Kaushal Vikas Nigam Rohan Chand Thakur conducted the proceedings of the meeting.

            Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Industries Minister Bikram Singh, Chief Secretary B.K. Agarwal, Additional Chief Secretary cum Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Dr. Shrikant Baldi, Additional Chief Secretary Industries Manoj Kumar, Principal Secretary Excise and Taxation J.C. Sharma, State Coordinator Naveen Sharma, Secretary GAD Dr. R.N. Batta, Secretary Finance Akshay Sood, Secretary Education K.K. Pant, Labour Commissioner S.S. Guleria, Senior Head National Skill Development Corporation  Jaikant Singh were present on the occasion among others.


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