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Skill development training imparted to 96,000 youths in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: Under the Mukhyamantri Skill Development Scheme and the Central Skill Development Initiative, 96,000 youths of Chhattisgarh have been imparted skill development training in various professions during the first four months of the current financial year. The state has set a target of imparting training to two lakh youths under the two schemes during the current financial year.

In the executive committee meeting of Chhattisgarh State Skill Development Authority held here on Monday, chief secretary Vivek Dhand reviewed the skill development training programmes in the state. He issued necessary directives to the officers concerned to achieve the target of training. On the occasion the chief secretary gathered information through video conferencing from district collectors of the progress of this scheme.

The chief secretary said that under the scheme, along with imparting training to the youths in various professions, monitoring of their income from self-employment after training and their employment opportunity was necessary.

He said that maximum skill development training should be imparted to youths under different self-employment schemes of labour department, forest department and rural development department. In Livelihood colleges, training in information and communication technology, shop assistant and accountant, telecom, retail, automotive repair, construction and paint, garment, beauty and balance, security and hospitality should be imparted through skilled trainers. For that trainers should be appointed, he added.

It has been said in the meeting that the Livelihood college, to impart quality training, will select sector-wise training partners through advertisement. For the selection, proposal has been prepared for the formation of a search and selection committee.

Additional chief secretary finance DS Mishra, additional chief secretary agriculture  Ajay Singh, principal secretary urban administration and forest RP Mandal, secretary school education Subrat Sahu, secretary technical education Amit Agrawal and other senior officers were present in the meeting.