March 02, 2018 03:45 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Haryana is on top in Indian states in keeping ITI passouts as apprentices. About 32,000 ITI passouts have been taken as apprentices in both private organisations and government departments in the state.

This was disclosed at the state-level workshop on National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) organised in Gurugram today. On this occasion, Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal honoured ‘Saksham Sathis’ from 22 industrial units. These Saksham Sathis’ are also the brand ambassador of NAPS.

Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Minister said the present State Government has taken various unprecedented steps for providing employment opportunities to youth in the State. Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University is being set up in district Palwal, which would be the first-of-its-kind University in the Country.

While emphasizing the need of skill development of youth to make them employable, the Chief Minister said that Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University would offer various courses to the youth based on the requirement of the industries. Various industries are being set up in the State which would also provide ample employment opportunities to the youth of the State.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government has implemented Saksham Yuva Yojna under which 100 hours guaranteed work is provided to the educated unemployed youth in the State. Under this scheme, the post-graduate youth are provided monthly honorarium of Rs 9000 whereas the graduate youth are provided Rs 7500 per month as honorarium. About 48,000 applications have so far been received under this scheme and employment has been provided to 15000 youth, he added. He also took a dig at the previous governments for committing various irregularities in the recruitment process during their tenure.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister exhorted the representatives of industries to contribute in making the youth more skilled so that they could be made employable.

Speaking on this occasion, Industries Minister, Mr Vipul Goel said that it is a matter of pride that Haryana has been honoured with the Champion of Change award under the NAPS. He said that a sum of Rs 960 crore would be spent on the setting up of Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University.

Principal Secretary, Industries Mr Sudhir Rajpal said that Haryana is a leading state in the implementation of NAPS and also in terms of Ease of Doing Business. The entire credit for this goes to the farsighted approach of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, he added.

Principal Secretary, Skill Development and Industrial Training Department, Mr T.C. Gupta also highlighted the achievements of the Department.


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