DDC Rajouri chairs District Skill Development Committee meet

Calls for promotion of market driven courses for enhancing employability of youth


RAJOURI: A meeting of the District Skill Development Committee was today held under the chairmanship of the District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal to discuss and review the skill development programs in the district.

Officers who attended the meeting included CPO, Mohammad Khurshid; GM DIC, Manzoor Hussain; CAO, Som Singh; CHO, Madan Lal; LDM, Jyoti Prakash; Director RSETI, Raman Kumar; Principal ITI Rajouri, Abdul Rashid; ALC, Manisha; AD Employment, Rekha Rani; District Officer NRLM, Javaid Ul Sofi and other concerned officers.

A threadbare discussion on evaluation of the skill gaps and road map for meeting the skill requirements of the district besides enhancing the employability to provide opportunities to ITI pass outs to earn sustainable livelihood was held in the meeting.

While reviewing the functioning of the Industrial Training Institutes and polytechnic colleges, it was informed that there are 04 ITIs including ITI Rajouri, ITI Kalakote, ITI Nowshera and ITI Sunderbani and 1 polytechnic college in the district. DDC took a detailed stock of the enrollment status, courses under which the candidates are being trained, status of placement of the pass out students etc.

The DDC directed the concerned officers to revamp the admission process in the Polytechnics and ITIs across the district for ensuring 100% capacity utilization of these institutions and improving the intakes of the students.

Taking stock of the role of Industries and Commerce Department in the placement of the skilled youth, the DDC asked the concerned officer to submit a prospective plan indicating the requirement of the skilled manpower for the next three years so that the youth can be trained depending upon the industries.

Stating that the industrial sector can play a vital role in generating the employment opportunities, the DDC asked the concerned officer to generate mass awareness among the public about the industrial promotion initiatives of the Government and motivate the youth to avail the necessary benefits of the same.

While reviewing the progress on registration of the unemployed youth of the district, the meeting was informed that 8000 unemployed youth have been registered with the Employment Department so far. The DDC asked the concerned officer to get all the unemployed youth of the district registered at the earliest.

Similarly, the DDC also took a detailed stock of progress made under KVIB, NRLM, Handloom and Handicrafts and other skill development sectors.

He directed to give wide publicity to the skill development programs through social media networks and motivate the youth to avail benefits of the same.

Addressing the officers in the meeting, DDC said that the Government is putting much focus on skill development programs and employment generation schemes so that the unemployed youth can stand on their own and become job creators instead of job seekers.

Laying special focus on upskilling of the youth, the DDC asked the concerned officers to explore new modalities to hone the ability of the talented youth of the district by taking skill development to grassroots level. He further asked the concerned officers to put all their efforts to upgrade the skill sets of the youth according to the needs of the market and make them ready for future jobs.


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