Haryana govt sets target for students competency

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has set a target to achieve grade-level competency for at least 80 per cent students by the end of December 2018, an official spokesman said.
The government will also provide employment opportunities to more than two lakh youths in the state in coming two years.

This was revealed in a review meeting of ‘Saksham Haryana’, an initiative of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, education minister and skill development and industrial training minister, chaired by the chief minister here today.

It was also decided in the meeting that the private companies who would engage more than five per cent apprentice would be recognised or facilitated by the government, an official spokesman said.

These private companies would be called as ‘Saksham Saathi’ of the government.

It was also informed that the state government, under ‘Saksham Rozgar Portal’, would facilitate all youths in getting employment opportunities in government and private sector as well as for apprenticeship programmes, he said.

Besides, assistance would also be provided for self- employment. As many as 11 initiatives have been defined for all sectors, so that more than two lakh youths could get employment in coming two years.

The state government would also assist the youths in placement, carrier counselling, training and job-mapping through technological support, he said.

The entire information would be available on ‘Saksham Rozgar Portal’, which will be launched very soon.

It was informed that under ‘Saksham Haryana’, the existing system of school education would be streamlined and strengthened, he said.

“All facilities of the departments concerned would be made online. The best practices of other states have been adopted. The state government would also do something new in the state so that other states can learn. New technology would be brought on pilot basis in School Education Department,” he said.

The assessment for achievement of 80 per cent grade-level competency would be carried out by a third party, he said.