DDC Rajouri chairs District Skill Committee meeting

District admin formulating Special skill dev plan under SANKALP

 

RAJOURI : District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal today chaired a meeting of the District Skill Committee to discuss the modalities for promoting skill development among the unemployed youth of the district.

Speaking at the meeting, the DDC said that there was no dearth of opportunities for skilled people and the need of an hour is to motivate the unemployed and educated youth of the district to gain skill to increase their employability.

Laying special focus on up-skilling of the youth, the DDC asked the concerned officers to explore new modalities to hone the ability of the talented youth by taking skill development to grassroots level.

A proposed Skill development plan under SANKALP (Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion) was also discussed in depth. The concerned apprised that Rajouri being the border district has been selected under the plan and the total cost of the project is Rs 2 crore and the targeted groups are mainly the ST/SC population, women and marginalized social groups.

It was further informed that SANKALP aims to improve short-term skill development planning and implementation by employing decentralisation as a strategy, monitoring skilling activities and promoting convergence.

Various aspects of the plan, including capacity building, quality and market relevance and inclusion were also discussed threadbare during the meeting.

 

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