The state government is planning to start special training sessions for minorities at the Industrial Training Institute across 43 tehsils from July or August.
“There will also be 40 additional seats (10 each) at Indian Administrative Service (IAS) training centres in Mumbai, Nagpur, Kolhapur and Aurangabad,” said State Minorities Minister Naseem Khan. The decision was taken on Wednesday at a joint high-level meeting of Minorities Development department and Higher and Technical Education departments.
Khan said he has also directed the Higher and Technical Education Department to begin special classes for minorities in the ITI institutes in 43 tehsils.
There will be 248 more classes to accommodate the 3,968 students. Eighty per cent of the students will be from the minority communities and the rest 20 per cent from open category. The expenditure of Rs 10 crore for the special classes will be borne by the Minorities Development Department.
The admission process will begin from February and will be conveyed to citizens through advertisements.
Khan said the government was also planning to set up two ITI centres in Mumbai city and suburbs at a cost of Rs 70 crore, which will be borne by the Minorities Development Department.