Kashmir: Third Governing Council meet of JKSDM held
Srinagar/IBNS: Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, on Wednesday chaired the third Governing Council meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) at Civil Secretariat
The Governing Council held detailed discussions and deliberations on implementation of state managed component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 3.0, Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Project (SANKALP) Scheme, Mainstreaming Aspiration Districts through Skill Development programme under SANKALP project and other schemes with a focus on progress achieved.
Advisor Bhatnagar, who is also the Chairman of Governing Council, said the vocational courses and training which form the core areas under the Skill Development have been given much importance under the National Educational Policy-2020 and emphasis should be given to create linkages between different courses and departments to avoid duplications.
The Advisor remarked that the Skill Development Department has a pivotal role to play in imparting skills to youth to overcome the problem of unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir.
He added that the need of the hour is to start those trades and courses of skill development which can create maximum employability avenues for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.
He asked the officers to study the feasibility and relevance of ongoing trades in all ITIs and Polytechnic Colleges and the course structure of all the Skill institutes should be revamped as per the needs of today’s industrial establishments.
The Advisor also asked for constant coordination and synergy between SDD, SED and HED for desired outcomes of the various schemes launched by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India.
Speaking during the meeting, Advisor Farooq Khan asked the officers that the factor of employability should be taken into consideration before the start of any new course of skill development in Jammu and Kashmir.
The governing council approved the Short Term Training (STT) of 709 candidates and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for 4000 candidates under the PMKVY 3.0 and Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Project (SANKALP) Scheme and Mainstreaming Aspiration Districts through Skill Development programme under SANKALP.