Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bengal government introduces new policy for technical education

The West Bengal state cabinet has come out with a new policy decision for the Technical Education Department to have an integrated skill development programme with an aim to create more job opportunities. Also, the medium scale industry have been brought under the department of micro and small scale industry and textiles to provide more opportunities for industries having machinery cost up to Rs. 1 million.

West Bengal Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee said that so far, there were no specific policy for the Technical Education Department. "The decision has been taken to make the traditional technical education to be more useful and effective to get more skilled labour and to create more job opportunities for those who will not be able to get higher education," Mukherjee said after the cabinet meeting.

It has also been planned that the Technical Education Department will be renamed as "Technical Education Training and Skill Development Department". There will be an integrated skill development programme to create skilled labourers in the field. The existing technical education and training will be restructured in a way so that technical education gets upgraded with time. "Industrialists will also be benefited by this new policy," the minister added.

Source: The Times of India (Online Edition), December 17, 2013

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