Districts to formulate skill development action plans within a month: Samoon

Srinagar: Principal Secretary to the Government, School Education Department & Skill Development Department Dr.Asgar Hassan Samoon chaired a meeting to review the progress of skill development sector at Civil Secretariat, Srinagar. Director, Skill Development, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India, all Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir division , Directors & representatives of various departments like Skill Development, Handicrafts, Industries & Commerce, Horticulture, Agriculture, Health, Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Mission Director, J&K Skill Development Mission, Additional Secretary, Skill Development Department and representatives of FICCI and other organizations attended the meeting.
During the meeting, threadbare discussions were held on operationalisation of District Skill Committees and District Nodal Skill Centres in J&K, formation of skill action plans of the districts of J&K and human resource requirement mapping in remaining districts of J&K.
District Skill Committees have been established across J&K to ensure quality, consistency and convergence in the overall skill ecosystem of J&K, besides generating awareness of various initiatives launched by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India.
Dr. Samoon said, “Focus of skill development schemes is to ensure creation of a robust skill ecosystem J&K which will enable the youth to get maximum skilling opportunities within their districts.”
Dr. Samoon stressed upon the officers to organise meetings of District Skill committees with one week and formulate job oriented District Skill Development Actions Plans within a month focusing on youth between 18-25 years.
“Once formulation of district skill development plans is completed, Skill Development Department will start training youth including women and other marginalized groups as per district requirements,” said Dr. Samoon.
Furthermore, Dr. Samoon emphasized on the operationalisation of District Skill Nodal Centres (DSNC). DSNCs have been established at district level for coordinating all skill development related activities of the district and they shall also provide secretarial assistance to the District Skill Committees.

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