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 development potential.
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 local produces.
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 groups.

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