DC Poonch reviews functioning of ITIs ; Asks to capacitate more people with skill of varied trades

Stresses on achieving 100% enrollment Target


POONCH: Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Inder Jeet today chaired a meeting of District Skill Committee to review the activities of the skill development department here in the conference hall of DC office.

A detailed presentation regarding ongoing Skill Development activities/ programmes undertaken by the concerned departments was given in the meeting.

The Deputy Commissioner emphasised on the need to capacitate more people with skill of varied trades and directed for giving wide publicity to the programme

The DC said the focus of skill development schemes should be on creation of a robust skill ecosystem in the district which will enable the youth to get maximum skilling opportunities within their districts.

The DC also told the officers to train the students well so that they can avail the benefits and make a livelihood.

In the meeting, the admission status for the current admission session was also discussed. The DC directed the concerned officers to implement the government schemes to benefit maximum number of eligible candidates and also emphasized on achieving 100% admission target.

The Deputy Commissioner issued directions to the Handicraft, LDM, AD Handloom and KVIB for mobilization of skill candidates in various schemes. He also directed to implement the direction of Lt. Governor regarding the identification of 10 youth for the self employment schemes in each village.

The DC asked the concerned officer to enroll maximum candidates in scholarship and do not leave any eligible candidate in the process.

He also stressed on maintaining cleanliness and sanitation and adherence to the COVID protocols in the Skill Development institutions.

The meeting was attended by Principal Polytechnic College Poonch, Vivek Sharma; District Social Welfare Officer, Shakeel Ahmed; Superintendent ITI Poonch, Talat Mehmood; Superintendent ITI Mendhar, Javid Ahmed; Superintendent ITI Surankote, Ujwal Mahajan; District Officer, KVIB, Poonch, AD Handicraft and other concerned officers were present.