Sudakshya For Girls

 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved a new Program with a view to empower girls and young women by providing technical and vocational training to them.


Accordingly the Department of Skill Development & Technical Education will take up Pilot Project of ‘Sudakshya’, which aims for improving Girl’s enrolment in Government ITIs from existing 7 Percent to 30 Percent by 2020.
Sanjay Kumar Singh, Secretary Skill Development and Technical Education held discussion with the senior officials of the department here today on the program implementation exercises.
As the girls and young women in poor strata are often deprived of various learning and income-earning opportunities that could improve their social status and living conditions, the State Government feels that vocational skills training is considered to be an effective way to help empower such marginalized populations.
However, due to lack of awareness and proper incentives, the participation of girls students in both long term and short term skill development programs is continuing to be abysmally low.
So this program is conceived and now will be implemented as an effort for increasing women enrolment in Government ITIs.
It is targeted to enroll at least 5000 gilrs in all the 48 Operational ITIs run by the State Government during 2017-18 and onwards.
‘Sudakshya’ aims at covering all categories of girls and young women above minimum age group of 14 years and possessing 10th Class Pass Qualification.
The financial assistance for the program shall be applicable for all Girl Trainees enrolled in Government ITIs during the training session 2017-18 and 2018-19.
‘Sudakshya’ shall be taken up as a pilot scheme for two years, 2017-18 and 2018-19 with a cost of Rs.767.75Lakh.
Under the Program fees/charges payable at time of admission, hostel rent, monthly maintenance allowance for hostelers so also day scholars will be borne by the State Government, said sources. 


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