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Rank all institutions of J&K on basis of placement made by them: Chief Secretary

Last Updated on June 21, 2022 at 10:25 pm

Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta urged upon the officers of Skill Development Department (SDD) to create a mechanism of ranking their institutions on the basis of placements made by them in addition to feedback from students about the course content delivery.

He made these remarks in a meeting held to take stock of the working and progress made by this department regarding skilling of youth in the UT.

The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, SDD; MD, Skill Development Mission; MD, National Health Mission; MD, NRLM; DG Budget; Director SDD; Chief Engineer, R&B Jammu/Kashmir and several other officers of the department.

Dr Mehta impressed upon the officers to make a comprehensive skill mapping plan at panchayat level in association with all skill imparting institutions. He asked them to rope in the local PRI’s in identifying the skilling needs of an area so that the actual requirements of that area are met. He advised them to identify the skill gaps and market requirements and aim for filling the same by admitting them in ITIs and Polytechnic Colleges.

The Chief Secretary also instructed these institutions to track pass outs and record their profiles for their better management. He stressed on creating awareness about various entrepreneurship schemes like Mudra, Tajesvi, Start-up Stand-up India so that they have clarity about future prospects.

He enjoined upon them to make enhancement of their income as a key indicator to measure their performance. He asked them to involve the students in maintenance of premises of these institutions. He also stressed upon them to mould their courses in view of government policies like One District One Product (ODOP), identification of new tourist destinations, designing and other areas. He asked them to invite trade practitioners as trainers in these institutions.

Dr Mehta entrusted the Rural Livelihood Mission to look into achieving the target of establishing the SHGs in the UT.He asked them to accelerate the process of establishing the same. He told them to work towards increasing the income of SHG members at least to Rs 1 lakh per annum as per the national standard.