Andhra CM calls for more private ITIs in the state

HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister K Rosaiah asked the state Minstry of Labour and Employment to increase the number of ITIs in the State, particularly in the private sector with the cooperation of Industrialists since the number of ITIs are quite inadequate compared to the number of Engineering Colleges. He also agreed to the proposal of the Labour Department to convert the 23 Mahila Pranganams covering all districts in the State into Govt. ITIs. These are eligible to get funding under PPP scheme from the Government of India @ Rs.2.50 crore for each Institute during 2010-11 and 2011-12.

The Chief Minister said that there are a lot more Engineering Colleges in the State compared to ITIs which are far less than actually needed. It was also decided to organise District level job melas in consultation with the Industries Associations such as CII, FICCI, FAPCI, FAPSIA etc. from 1st November in ITIs in different districts. It was also decided to construct new buildings for ITIs through philanthropists and donors and these buildings will be named after the names of the donors or their parents etc.

The Chief Minister reviewed the functioning of the Labour, Employment Training and Factories department with minister and officials at Secretariat. The meeting also decided in principle that all the employment exchanges should be declared as Human Resource Development Centres and all the Exchanged would be located in the Govt. ITIs as the land and other infrastructure facilities can be fully met from the funds available in such ITIs under the World Bank Assisted Projects/PPP etc. All the Employment Officers would be sent for Orientation Training to CITRES to reorient their functioning and career development.

The Chief Minister was informed that there are 709 ITIs in the State (129 Govt. ITIs and 580 ITIs) with a sanctioned strength of 1,29,115 students and there is need for more ITIs. The Chief Minister also agreed to positively consider recruitment of 833 Assistant Training Officers. The Finance Department has released Rs.16 crores for the newly sanctioned 42 ITIs to procure equipments and machines. The Chief Minister asked the officials to expedite the procurement so that the students could be admitted for the academic year 2010-11. The meeting also decided to consider the proposal to make the Private ITCs function viably.

The Chief Minister was informed that the first of its kind Super Speciality Hospital under ESI and the ESI Medical College  at Santhnagar is getting ready for inauguration.  There is also a ESI Dental College sanctioned at ESI Model Hospital, Nacharam.

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