|Meet on PM’s new 15-pt programme|
GUWAHATI, Dec 12 – State’s Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla held a meeting today on the Prime Minister’s new 15-point programme and the approval of Multi-Sectoral District Plan Schemes for Minorities (MSDP) by the State Level Committee (SLC) at his conference room at the State Secretariat here.
The Govt of India has allocated fund amounting to Rs 525.26 crore for Assam for the 12th Five Year Plan covering 118 Minority Concentrated Blocks (MCB) and one municipal town. The Ministry of Minority Affairs has issued guidelines emphasizing implementation of skill training programme through reputed skill training organisations which may be empanelled for the purpose through a transparent process.
The State Government has called for empanelment of organisations/institutions/agencies for skill training programme and has selected 51 Project Implementing Agencies (PIA) with options for more empanelment during the stipulated period to impart training to minority youths selected at the district level. Through this programme, over 16,414 youths will be benefited from various trades. The expenditure per person is approximately Rs 32,000 for three months training programme inclusive of Rs 1,500 per month for boarding/lodging of outstation beneficiary and monthly stipend of Rs 750 per month respectively. Monthly stipend for local non-residential trainees would be Rs1,500 per month. The duration of the training varies from three months to six months up to a maximum of 12 months.
The meeting was also attended by Dr AK Singh, Principal Secretary, Welfare of Minority Development, Larning Engti, Director, Minority Development and other concerned senior officers.