District Skill Development Plans prepared by four districts of Bangla have been shortlisted by the Centre as among the best 25 plans for all the districts in the country.
This was recently announced by the principal secretary of the Technical Education, Training and Skill Development (TET&SD) Department at the Eastern India Regional CXO (chief executive and financial officers’) Meet, organised by the Paschim Banga Society for Skill Development (under the TET&SD Department) in association with Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The official said all the districts in the State had prepared a District Skill Development Plans, of which four were selected.
To make skill development more inclusive, she said, the TET&SD Department would take convergence measures with other departments like MSME, Forest, Sundarban Affairs, Self-Help Groups, Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, Tourism, School Education through joint skill development activities. This will in turn help in achieving successful placements.
At the summit, the additional chief secretary of the Panchayats and Rural Development (PRD) Department spoke about how the department has been working in skill development and connecting skilled people to livelihood programmes.
He cited examples of how some women in the Sundarbans were trained in fish dressing and are now supplying to the corporate retail chain. The PRD Department connects many women and socially backward but skilled people to livelihood generation through alternative plantations in Bankura, Purulia and the Jangalmahal region.
It may be mentioned that the State’s Utkarsh Bangla Scheme won the prestigious WSIS Award this year (given by ITU, a United Nations agency) for e-governance initiatives undertaken by it.
Source: Millennium Post