Government has kept ready funds for the construction of different Polytechnics and ITIs with the thrust on skill development.
Recently Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department (SDD), in a review meeting asked for the timely completion of projects and full utilization of funds.
He directed the concerned officers to take appropriate measures for execution of new works under both the sectors ‘Polytechnics as well as ITIs’ to ensure maximum utilization of overall funds allotted under Capex Budget.
Regarding establishment of Small Business Development Units in various Polytechnics and ITIs, Dr Samoon asked the officers to ensure that all arrangements like furniture and IT related equipment are made available there for effective functioning.
Regarding establishment of hostels in the Polytechnic, Dr Samoon directed the officers to work in synergy so that they are completed and made available for the benefit of the students. He directed the concerned heads of the executing agencies to expedite the remaining ongoing works so that the buildings would be handed over to the department at the earliest.
He asked the Director Skill Development Department to personally visit the Polytechnics/ITIs and review the progress on ongoing works there.
The meeting also held threadbare discussion on the Skill Budget 2023-24, training of 60000 women Self Help groups, Back to Village phase IV and Centrally Sponsored Schemes among other things.