Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today convened a meeting with the officers of Technical Education Department to review the functioning of department besides progress registered under state and centrally sponsored schemes.
Secretary, School and Technical Education Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Director Technical Education Anoo Malhotra, Special Secretary Technical Education Department, Gazanffar Ali, Mission Director J&K Skill Development Mission Peer Ghulam Nabi, Joint Director Planning, Executive Engineer besides other senior officers of concerned department attended the meeting.
The meeting reviewed in detail the physical and financial achievements under centrally and state sponsored projects including status of new Polytechnics, creation of tangible assets under Polytechnic and ITI sectors, status of Capex Budget 2018-19 besides Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and various others.
The meeting was informed that under Capex budget 2018-19, an amount of Rs 409.30 lakh has been expended in Polytechnic sector and in ITI sector Rs 156.46 lakh has been expended till date.
While reviewing the status of 16 new Polytechnic Colleges, the Advisor directed the concerned executing agencies to complete the ongoing projects in stipulated timeframe. He also asked the concerned officers to conduct regular field visits and inspect the working of departments on ground.
The Advisor observed that the Technical Education has a pivotal role to play in providing skill development to overcome the problem of unemployment in the state.
Asserting that the education and skill building are the core means for empowering youth, the Advisor directed the concerned officers to work with utmost efforts to ensure empowerment of youth by way of imparting requisite proficiency.
The Advisor said that the department needs to launch a massive campaign to educate the students about job-oriented courses initiated by the department.
Ganai stressed to train the students in such a way so that they can think and develop innovations to create self-employment avenues for themselves and others.
The Advisor was informed that number of pass outs from ITIs have succeeded in getting jobs at renowned companies or established their own income generating units.
Ganai emphasized upon them to showcase the achievements of the department besides success stories of the alumni of the intuitions.
The Advisor was informed that the department would soon organize a job fair to create awareness among the youth about the job opportunities in private sector.
Ganai also reviewed in detail J&K Skill Development Mission Society. It was also informed that a total of 14900 candidates would be trained under various skill development sectors in the state.