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March 24, 2018

Manipur to ‘Penalise Govt Employees’ sending children to private schools

Imphal : Manipur government will soon introduce a policy for deducting the salaries of those government employees who send their children to private schools, Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced.

The statement was made during the inauguration ceremony of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) training centre at Thangmeiband DM college road, Imphal on Thursday who was the chief guest of the ceremony. It was organized by NGI skill India.

Skill India is a campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 July 2015 which aim to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. It includes various initiatives of the government like “National Skill Development Mission”, “National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015”, “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)” and the “Skill Loan scheme”.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that in a short period of time the policy will be implemented so that the value of government school is increased in the public. He also said that educating children in private schools have become a fashion as well as sending children for private tuitions. These trends must be eliminated from the state. He further mentioned that in the state there are more than nine lakhs unemployed youths including uneducated. The unemployment problem cannot be solved only with government jobs but with cooperation of the private sector.

There are lots of skilled unemployed youths but under PMKVY the problems can be solved, Biren added. Those skilled unemployed youths will be given training and for their relevant skills jobs will be provided. The training will be made in the field of information technology, handicrafts or skilled labours.

He also said that by 2017 to 2020 around 32,400 skilled unemployed will be given jobs. There is a need to change day to day essentials with local products. Even the products used in hotels of Manipur from curtains to bed sheets should be replaced by the local ones which are manufactured in the state.

Honorable Education and Labour minister Th Radheshyam, president of the ceremony said that observation is needed to give emphasis to train the youths as per industry requirements. Organising skill development programmes for youths would not serve any purpose if they are not trained according to the requirements of the firms.

He further mentioned that in order to promote entrepreneurship in the state ‘Make in Manipur’ products should be widely used. And there is a need to impart awareness on various welfare schemes being taken by the state government, he added.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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