JAMMU: Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari on Wednesday stressed for bringing more variance in skill imparting mission to increase new employment avenues in the state.
He was chairing the 2nd Governing Council meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission (JKSDM).
Chairman Governing Council, Imran Raza Ansari said preference was being given to new local start-ups to boost their socio-economic status, read a handout.
Minister for Finance and Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology, Sajad Gani Lone, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga. Besides, Chief Secretary, BB Vyas, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Choudhary, Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring, Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary Technical Education and YSS, Hilal Ahmad Parray, and administrative heads of industries, school education, labour and employment, horticulture, and rural development and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.
The governing council was informed of the initiatives and policies that have been initiated by the mission during the last two years.
The governing council discussed various issues that are needed to be taken for smooth implementation of skill mission in the state. The members expressed satisfaction over the work done by the mission till date, and asked them to ensure time bound implementation of various schemes including PMKVY 2.0 and SANKALP in the state.
The various initiatives taken by the mission till date formed a part of the discussion and the council appreciated the search talent program by the name of TALAASH to ensure the participation of young talented people from the state of J&K in the World Skill Competition to be held in Russia.
The endeavour of the mission is to boost existing skill training atmosphere in the state. Besides, new trends would be included in vocational training program, to make the aspirants employable in variant fields, it added.