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Ensure regular inspection of Skill Training institutions: Industries Minister

Industries, Labour and Employment Minister Bikram Singh presided over the meeting of Labour and Employment Department here today. Minister directed the officers to make rigorous efforts to ensure that the welfare schemes of the State Government reach people of the State.

Industries Minister directed the officers to regularly inspect the Skill Development institutions functional in the private sector. He said that immediate action should be taken against the defaulting institutions. He said that placement should be ensured post training from such institutions. Complete information of the skill incentive being provided by the government to the trainees should be displayed on the notice board, he added.

Industries Minister said that the State Government has started Skill Register portal to provide employment to youths coming from outside the State on the basis of their skill. He said that emphasis should be laid on the publicity of the Skill Register, so that the information regarding the portal reaches rural and far flung areas of the state and maximum number of people should get benefit of it.

He said that about 13960 persons and 62 employers have registered themselves on this portal. He directed the officers to ensure that the employers also register their demand on this portal.

He said that as per the announcement of the Chief Minister, English speaking training course   should be started in entire State, so that the youth of the state could get benefit from it. He said that services of expert should be taken in this regard. Till now this course has been started in 65 schools and colleges.

Industries Minister also directed the officers of Himachal Pradesh Buildings and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (HPBOCWWB) to ensure registration of maximum numbers of labourers. He also directed to ease the registration and renewal process, so that labourers could avail benefit of the welfare policies of the State Government. He said that all those labourers who have completed 90 days work period in MGNREGA or various other constructions work should be registered, to provide them benefits of various schemes offered by the board. He said that two instalments of rupees two thousand each were released to all labourers registered with the board during lockdown and third instalment would soon be released.

Principal Secretary Labour and Employment K.K. Pant, CEO-cum-Secretary HPBOCWWB Manoj Tomar and Labour Commissioner-cum-Director Employment Department Dr. S.S. Guleria were also present in the meeting.