Society for uniform execution of
Skill Development Mission
Dehradun, September 26
A society will be formed to ensure uniformity in the implementation of the
Skill Development Mission in various departments. A target has been set to
train 40,000 youth this year.
A decision to this effect was taken at a review
meeting of the Skill Development Mission chaired by Chief Secretary Alok Kumar
Jain at the Secretariat here today. Jain directed the officers to conduct
analysis of skill gap in the state first and identify the places with skill
He instructed them to take into consideration the
social and economical background while conducting the survey and complete the
work in three months.
It may be noted that Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh had set the target to train 50 crore youth till 2020 in the country and 8
crore youth would be trained in the coming five years. In Uttarakhand, a target
has been set to train 6 lakh people in the next five years.
Skill Development Adviser to the PM PS Sikhar
Aggarwal said that assistance could be taken from public sector agencies. He
laid emphasis on studying the models of other states and skill development
potential be identified in important government departments.
Malvika Grover, analyst of the National Skill
Development Corporation, spoke about the skill development in detail, while Dr
Anil Joshi from HESCO stressed on generating employment opportunities through
Principal Secretary, Technical Education, Rakesh
Sharma said in 2011-12, 597 people were trained in the tourism sector, 885 in
urban development, 1,342 in industry, 6,519 in rural development, 1,894 in social
welfare, 494 in labour and employment, 27,700 in IT and 10,831 in technical
education. Besides, 43 ITIs were upgraded with the help of private industrial