The state government has fixed a target of providing skill development allowance to 8,300 youths in Una district, disclosed labour commissioner-cum-director employment Nandita Gupta. She was presiding over a district-level review meeting of the scheme at Bachat Bhawan here on Thursday.
Gupta said a sum of Rs 500 crore would be spent in the next five years for skill upgradation trainings of the youth, adding that the beneficiaries, who should be between 18 and 35 years, would be given a stipend of Rs 1,000 per month during this training period.
For those with a minimum of 50% physical disability, the stipend would be Rs 1,500 per month, she said.
The labour commissioner informed that the applicants should be at least matriculates. Their names should not be registered in any employment exchange in Himachal Pradesh and the annual income of the family from all sources should be less than Rs 2 lakh.
Gupta directed all block development officers, principals of industrial training institutes and computer centres to motivate eligible persons for taking benefit of the scheme. She also suggested that each educational institution should appoint a nodal officer for coordination and implementation of the scheme in their respective centre.
Deputy commissioner Abhishek Jain was also present along with various departmental heads and representatives of technical institutions.