20 Oct : The Government has taken up the following steps to improve supply of skilled professionals:(i) Up-gradation of 500 Government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) – 100 with domestic funding and 400 with World Bank assistance.
(ii) Up-gradation of the remaining 1396 Government ITIs through Public Private Partnership mode.
(iii) Establishment of new ITIs and strengthening of existing ITIs in the North Eastern States, Sikkim and J&K.
(iv) Imparting of short term modular employable skills under the scheme “Skill Development Initiative” in 340 modules covering various sectors of economy.
(v) “In-principle” approval of Planning Commission has been obtained for opening of 1500 ITIs and 5000 Skill Development Centres in unserviced blocks across the country.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shri Oscar Fernandes (Independent Charge) in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.