Vexed over PIAs that failed to provide skill education, K’taka min Sharan Prakash orders criminal cases 

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18-01-2024

    Project Implementing Agencies have failed to provide skill education

    An angry minister has ordered criminal cases be filed against them

    The minister has also instructed officials to blacklist the errant PIAs

Cracking the whip against the eight project implementing agencies (PIA) that have failed to provide skill education to the candidates even after getting the financial aid from the state government under the Deen Dayal Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, minister for medical education, skill development and livelihood, Dr. Sharan Prakash Patil has instructed the officials to blacklist the companies and file criminal cases against them immediately. 

Expressing his displeasure against the agencies that have failed to implement the government’s ambitious scheme aimed at providing vocational training to those studying diploma, ITI and other job-oriented courses, Patil instructed officials to file criminal cases against them in the jurisdictional police stations during his meeting at Vikasa Soudha on Wednesday evening to review the progress of the National Rural Livelihood Mission. 

The minister also instructed officials to blacklist the errant PIAs immediately and not to issue tenders to such firms in the future. He directed the officials to recover Rs 74.65 crore with the interest from the PIAs for violating the rules of this scheme which is being implemented jointly by the central and state governments to provide vocational training for candidates studying job-oriented courses in rural and urban areas. 

The agencies that have failed to achieve the desired goal will be considered as defaulters and action will be taken against officials who have released funds to these companies. The minister asked the officials to collect the complete details of some of these agencies that are functioning from other states and inform the Centre and prevent them from receiving any funds. The minister also ordered a probe against unqualified agencies promising to provide training by giving false information and warned of strict disciplinary action against officials if they fail to act. 

Achieving targets

The minister has stressed on the importance of signing agreements with the PIAs that have the expertise to provide vocational training and achieve the goals set by the government within the specified time. The minister further added that if any firm that promises to provide training to a specified number of candidates within a stipulated period then it is obligated to fulfill as per the agreement and there must not be any relaxation.

Pulling up the officials over laxity in implementing the scheme, Dr. Patil warned of strict action against them. “The concerned officials must visit the training centres at the district and taluk levels every month and review the progress. And the lower-rung officials must submit reports to the senior officers. I will be holding monthly meetings to review the progress and will not hesitate to act against those showing laxity,” warned the minister. The Mission Director PI Srividya, Additional Mission Director Arjun Odeyar and other officials attended the meeting.

About the scheme

The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana was started on September 25, 2014 on the 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. The scheme was launched by the Prime Minister to help unemployed youths find jobs and achieve something on their own. 

This scheme is being implemented by the Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood department. The scheme is aimed at providing free vocational training or skill education to youths from 18 to 35 years of age across the country and help them get employed in the private sector. 

Goals of the scheme

The goal is to make the youths from rural areas self-reliant by providing training as per their skills. The training centres opened across the country under this scheme are beneficial to the unemployed youths.

The unemployed youths can apply online for the free skill education and jobs under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana. The youths need to be provided free skill education and jobs through this programme for their development and bright future.

Vexed over PIAs that failed to provide skill education, K’taka min Sharan Prakash orders criminal cases 

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    Project Implementing Agencies have failed to provide skill education

    An angry minister has ordered criminal cases be filed against them

    The minister has also instructed officials to blacklist the errant PIAs

Cracking the whip against the eight project implementing agencies (PIA) that have failed to provide skill education to the candidates even after getting the financial aid from the state government under the Deen Dayal Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, minister for medical education, skill development and livelihood, Dr. Sharan Prakash Patil has instructed the officials to blacklist the companies and file criminal cases against them immediately. 

Expressing his displeasure against the agencies that have failed to implement the government’s ambitious scheme aimed at providing vocational training to those studying diploma, ITI and other job-oriented courses, Patil instructed officials to file criminal cases against them in the jurisdictional police stations during his meeting at Vikasa Soudha on Wednesday evening to review the progress of the National Rural Livelihood Mission. 

The minister also instructed officials to blacklist the errant PIAs immediately and not to issue tenders to such firms in the future. He directed the officials to recover Rs 74.65 crore with the interest from the PIAs for violating the rules of this scheme which is being implemented jointly by the central and state governments to provide vocational training for candidates studying job-oriented courses in rural and urban areas. 

The agencies that have failed to achieve the desired goal will be considered as defaulters and action will be taken against officials who have released funds to these companies. The minister asked the officials to collect the complete details of some of these agencies that are functioning from other states and inform the Centre and prevent them from receiving any funds. The minister also ordered a probe against unqualified agencies promising to provide training by giving false information and warned of strict disciplinary action against officials if they fail to act. 

Achieving targets

The minister has stressed on the importance of signing agreements with the PIAs that have the expertise to provide vocational training and achieve the goals set by the government within the specified time. The minister further added that if any firm that promises to provide training to a specified number of candidates within a stipulated period then it is obligated to fulfill as per the agreement and there must not be any relaxation.

Pulling up the officials over laxity in implementing the scheme, Dr. Patil warned of strict action against them. “The concerned officials must visit the training centres at the district and taluk levels every month and review the progress. And the lower-rung officials must submit reports to the senior officers. I will be holding monthly meetings to review the progress and will not hesitate to act against those showing laxity,” warned the minister. The Mission Director PI Srividya, Additional Mission Director Arjun Odeyar and other officials attended the meeting.

About the scheme

The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana was started on September 25, 2014 on the 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. The scheme was launched by the Prime Minister to help unemployed youths find jobs and achieve something on their own. 

This scheme is being implemented by the Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood department. The scheme is aimed at providing free vocational training or skill education to youths from 18 to 35 years of age across the country and help them get employed in the private sector. 

Goals of the scheme

The goal is to make the youths from rural areas self-reliant by providing training as per their skills. The training centres opened across the country under this scheme are beneficial to the unemployed youths.

The unemployed youths can apply online for the free skill education and jobs under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana. The youths need to be provided free skill education and jobs through this programme for their development and bright future.

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