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JAMMU: Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, on Tuesday chaired a meeting to discuss modalities and guidelines for launch of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 3.0 in Jammu and Kashmir with all the stakeholders.The meeting was attended by Mission Director, Skill Development, J&K, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Director Skill Development, J&K, Sajjad Hussain Ganie, Director Finance, Skill Development, Additional Secretary, Skill Development, Chief Executive Officer, Himayat and other concerned officers while all Deputy Commissioners and other representatives of National Skill Mission participated through video conferencing.Principal Secretary asked the officers to take effective measures for making the next phase of this scheme successful. He emphasised upon them to optimally utilize their experiences and knowledge of previous two phases so that this phase is more result oriented and gainful.Dr Samoon asked the officers that the new phase should come with all the features that had been necessitated during the previous phases. He urged upon them to think out of box for making this phase more beneficial for the grass root beneficiaries.Dr Samoon also directed the officers to establish a professional committee in each district consisting of professional experts of the concerned districts. He maintained that these committees should suggest the courses and curriculum to be offered under this renewed phase that has maximum appeal and marketability in the industrial houses. He asked them to create the skilled force that is in demand in the market. He asked them to have proper survey of the industries and future needs before finalising their recommendations. He laid emphasis on framing the relevant modalities as per the broad principles and rules provided by the Government of India.In a power point presentation regarding the achievements registered under the PMKVY 2.0 and the salient features of PMKVY 3.0, Mission Director Dr. Abid revealed that the third phase of the scheme would be more potent than the previous ones. He gave in the presentation that the new phase would be having the components of renewed planning, monitoring, and mobilisation.Dr Abid further revealed that there would be a priority given to the candidates who are pre-learners, school drop outs and others who want to learn a skill of any trade of his/her choice. He informed the meeting that all the districts would have their committees under the chairmanship of respective DCs to keep monitoring of this scheme constantly.Mission Director informed the meeting that several Short Term Training (STT) courses of 240 to 450 hours would be devised for the youth in order to upscale their employability avenues. He informed that the courses will be offered to the candidates as per their background education, interest or any training.Dr. Abid further asked the Deputy Commissioners to give their suggestions regarding the best implementation of this programme as per the ground requirements in their districts. He elaborated that this programme would be implemented in a very robust way of providing skills and courses as per the particular requirements of the districts.He emphasised that the skill sets, education and kind of industrial presence in a particular district should be kept in mind while framing the modalities of this scheme in the respective districts. He said that the success of this scheme is directly proportional to the way we are going to implement it as the scheme is quite vibrant and accommodative in implementation.He informed that J&K has a target of more than 700 candidates to be registered for skilling them under PMKVY 3.0 and every district of J&K would bring out best of their districts to get benefitted under it. He asked the respective Deputy Commissioners to complete the plans within the first week of January, 2021 so that the implementation of the scheme is swift and starts within the fixed deadline.Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioners informed that they are already on the job and their plans would be ready within the given specific time frame.
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