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ITIs, polytechnics may be privatised

THE STATE Government is seriously contemplating handing over of management of some selected Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and polytechnics to industrial houses or a group of them, keeping in view the need of participation of private sector in sector of vocational education.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2006 15:30 IST

THE STATE Government is seriously contemplating handing over of management of some selected Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and polytechnics to industrial houses or a group of them, keeping in view the need of participation of private sector in sector of vocational education.

A committee has been set  up by the government to look into the nuances of this proposed plan, a government press release said. The committee would also suggest ways of strengthening these institutes and find ways of providing employment to the pass-outs.

The committee includes principal secretary of panchayat and rural development, principal secretary technical education and manpower planning, principal secretary finance, principal secretary commerce and industry and representative of the state unit of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). The PS, technical education and manpower planning would be the member-convener of the committee.

The committee would be formulating the rules for facilitating the abovementioned steps and ask for agreement from various concerned agencies. After that the committee would also forward proposals from interested parties in private sector to the state government for approval. All these activities are to be completed by July 15.