New Delhi,RAJYA SABHA:Ministry of Labour & Employment has not carried out any specific survey of shortage of skilled labourers and its impact on sectors of infrastructure and industry. However, in the context of faster economic growth, there is always a need to equip entrants to the labour force with necessary skills.
Government has taken up the following steps to improve supply of skilled workforce:
(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 addition, it has also been decided to set up a National Skill Development Mission under which 1500 more ITIs and 50,000 Skill Development Centres are planned in Public Private Partnership mode.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shri Oscar Fernandes in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.