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Mon, 23 Oct 2017

Northeast Today

Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland Par. Secy. Meets Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland Par. Secy. Meets Rajiv Pratap Rudy
August 06
11:59 2017

Nagaland Parliamentary Secretary of Labour & Employment, including Skill Development Dr. Neiphrezo Kiditsu and Neiphiu Rio, Member of Parliament of Nagaland along with senior officers of skills and labour in a high profile meeting held in Delhi on Saturday met Union Minister of State for Skills Development & Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

According to sources this was following the recent meeting of Rajiv Pratap Rudy with P.B Acharya, Governor of Nagaland, held last month in Nagaland to discuss the on ground situation skill development programmes in Nagaland.

The meeting discussed the progress of work in the state of Nagaland under the scheme “Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in NE States & Sikkim” and other schemes under skill development mission. Rudy and Dr Keditsu are set to meet again on August 8 to discuss about the skill projects in length. Frequent meetings with the Nagaland ministers are being organised to ensure smooth delivery of skill initiatives across North East region in order to enhance employability of the highly potential youth there.

Discussing skill development in Nagaland, Rudy said, “We have seenhuge potential and dedication in the youth of Nagaland and have already realised that they have great entrepreneurial skills. There is big demand for such youth across the country in varied sectors. We will work closely with the Government of Nagaland to create avenues for growth for the youth of this state. We thank Dr. Neiphrezo Kiditsu and Neiphiu Rio for their unconditional support which will soon result in setting up of more ITIs in the State and promoting skill development and entrepreneurship.”

Rudy stressed on uplifting the condition of ITI’s in Nagaland. He had recently announced that there are two ITIs which are covered under up-gradation plan and five more that are covered under Supplementing Deficient Infrastructure in Nagaland. An amount of Rs. 1149.47 Lakhs has been released for the purpose.

Dimapur and Peren are the two ITIs covered under the scheme. A total of Rs 788.50 Lakh fund has been released for establishment of these 2 new ITIs. There are no ITIs in two districts of Nagaland, one in Longleng and the other in Kiphire. Hence, the number of new ITIs to be established in Nagaland has been proposed to be revised to 4, compared to 2 earlier. On the proposal on new ITIs, the minister said that his Ministry will take step to establish two additional ITIs there.

It should be recalled that “Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure inNE States & Sikkim” scheme was formulated in February 2010 at a total costof Rs. 57.39 Crore. At that time, 20 existing ITIs were covered for up-gradation (introduction of 3 new trades per ITI) and 28 existing ITIs were covered for Supplementing Deficient Infrastructure (Construction of new hostel, boundarywall and supplementing old and obsolete tools and equipment of 3 trades in each ITIs). In 2014, a new component “Establishment of 14 new ITIs” at a cost of Rs 6.22 Crore per ITI were introduced and further revised in 2015 for establishment of 22 new ITIs at Rs. 9.50 Crore per ITI, sources said.

-UNI

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