Updated 21 Jun 2022, 6:44 am
Manipur Employment Minister Heikham Dingo on Monday vowed to take action against private individual(s) reportedly acting as the landlord of the labourers’ night shelter homes and renting out the space in an unauthorised manner.
He was responding to queries by media persons on the sidelines of the inaugural programme of a state-level consultation workshop with various stakeholders under Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) organised by Manipur Society for Skill Development (MSSD) at City Convention Centre.
The unauthorised use of the shelter homes meant for the labourers might have been taking place since a long time, the minister said, while referring to media reports over the renting of night shelter home located at the northern side of Dingku Road,
“We are preparing to file a civil suit against the erring individual(s) in this regard,” he announced.
Meanwhile, speaking at the inaugural function of the consultation workshop, the minister advised the district skill committees headed by the respective deputy commissioners to be proactive and take a vital role in maintaining the skill ecosystem in the state.
He said that SANKALP aims at convergence in the short term vocational training ecosystem and between short and long term vocational education.
He further highlighted that the MSSD as a nodal agency for skill development in the state has been implementing skill development training programmes of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
So far, under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2.0, 21,488 people have been given skill training while 18,293 have been certified and 8,741 trainees have got placements. The PMKVY 3.0 is also being run with the ministry allotting 3,200 targets under recognition of prior learning and 687 under short term training components, he said.
Dingo further informed that apart from the central projects, MSSD in coordination with the social welfare department is also implementing skill development training programmes particularly for the persons with disabilities under the ‘Chief Ministergi Sotharabasinggi Tengbang’ (CMST).
He maintained that under the CMST, 498 people have been trained and certified so far.
Skills, labour, employment and entrepreneurship secretary B John Tlangtinkhuma, additional secretary Hannah Kahmei and MSSD mission director Kimjalhai Kipgen among others were also present during the occasion.
First published:20 Jun 2022, 2:50 pm
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