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GOI’s Skill India programme ‘foiled’ in JK
11/29/2021 11:07:40 PM
Jehangir Rashid

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Nov 29: Government of India’s dream of ‘Skill India’ has no takers in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir since the people at helm are hell bent on the closure of para-medical institutes and colleges that impart skills to poor students who in turn become job givers rather than job seekers.
Sources told Early Times that the para-medical institutes and colleges in Jammu & Kashmir have been denied fresh admission over the past couple of years. The basic reason for the same is that the government wants to put the students go through a test conducted by Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE).
“The para-medical courses being imparted in the para-medical colleges as well as institutes are diploma ones and not degree courses. There is no role of BOPEE in this whole regard but still then the administration has poked its nose in the whole process,” said sources.
Sources said that BOPEE has to conduct test for the students who wish to pursue different degree courses and no such test has to be conducted for diploma courses. Students who are weak in academics take up these diploma courses and putting them through the test defeats the purpose of admission in this regard.
Sources said that students take admission in courses like Female Multipurpose Health Worker (FMPHW), Multipurpose Health Worker (MPHW), Laboratory Technician, GNM, Operation Theatre Technician, Pharmacist and Dental Assistant. They said that 90 percent students who take admission in diploma courses are poor and belong to the far flung areas of the union territory.
“The government cannot provide jobs to all and it is important that people who are job givers are encouraged. The philosophy behind Skill Development India gets defeated as and when government asks students opting for diploma courses to go through some entrance test. This has to be understood by the people who are at the helm,” said sources.
Sources said that the students are migrating to nearby states like Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh so as to complete the diploma courses. They said that the bureaucrats especially Additional Chief Secretary (Health) wants to bring bad name to the dream of ‘Skill India’ by taking anti-people measures.
It would be in place to mention here that Department of Skill Development led by a local bureaucrat has carried out admission of students who could not make it to government run diploma courses and aspired to take admission in the private sector.
Also to mention that Justice Sanjeev Kumar of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court had through an order on 8-9-2021 directed the Jammu & Kashmir administration to allow the para-medical institutes operating in the union territory to carry out admission for the various courses in these colleges.
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