With poor employment generation being a major concern, the skill development ecosystem is keen that the Union Budget should have adequate allocation to help complete the plan to set up model training centres in all districts, and special schemes to support skilling of women and the disabled. The Budget is also likely to have an allocation to upgrade Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), sops including interest subsidies to boost skilling in ‘difficult’ areas, including the hilly States and those affected by left wing extremism, as well as financial incentives for corporates to engage more apprentices, according to sources in the skill development ecosystem.
Model training centres
Pointing out that the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship envisaged establishing 650 (one in each district) ‘model training centres’ or ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras’ (PMKKs), Jayant Krishna, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, National Skill Development Corporation , said that so far, allocations had been made for setting up 527 PMKKs covering 484 districts in 27 States. These allocated PMKKs would cover 406 Lok Sabha constituencies....Read more
Source web page:The Hindu