Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment has formulated a scheme titled “Skill Development of 34 Districts Affected by Left Wing Extremism” at a total cost of Rs.232.95crore covering 34 districts in nine States. Under the scheme, 34 ITIs @ 1 ITI per district & 68 Skill DevelopmentCenters (SDCs) @ 2 SDCs per district are proposed to be established with 75% central assistance. Further, under the “skill training” component of the scheme, 30, 120 and 10 youth per district will be trained in long term, short term and instructor training courses respectively.
This scheme came into operation in the financial year 2011-12. An amount of Rs. 68.42 crore has been released to eight States. Under the skill training component of the scheme a total of 5340 persons are proposed to be trained. Further, each ITI & SDC established under the scheme will have annual capacity to train 200 and 500 persons respectively.
The trainees will be provided post training placement assistance through Training, Counseling and Placement Centres. But there is no provision under the scheme to provide post training financial assistance to the trained youth. However, during training period, the trainees are paid stipend @ Rs.3500/- per month. The detail of scheme is as follows:
Fund released so far to the 8 States covered under the scheme ‘Skill Development in 34 Districts Affected by Left Wing Extremism’
|Sl||States||Districts covered||Fund released so far (Rs. in Lakh)|
|No.||Name||Skill Training||Establishment of ITIs and SDCs||Grand Total|
|2||Bihar||6||Jamui, Gaya, Aurangabad,Rohtas, Jehanabad, Arwal||0.00||376.77||376.77|
|3||Chattisgarh||7||Dantewada, Bastar,Kanker, Surguja,Rajnandgaon, Bijapur,Narayanpur||0.00||1881.12||1881.12|
|4||Jharkhand||10||Chatra, West Singhbhum,Palamau, Garhwa, EastSinghbhum, Bokaro,Lohardaga, Gumla, Latehar,Hazaribagh||81.83||1587.17||1669.00|
|6||Maharashtra||2||Gadchiroli K, Gondia||58.64||511.80||570.44|
|7||Orissa||5||Gajapati, Malkangiri,Rayagada, Deogarh,Sambalpur||100.16||1372.45||1472.61|
|9||West Bengal||1||Paschim Midnapur(Lalgarh Area)||29.32||256.90||286.22|