GUWAHATI: Transport and Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary distributed Learner License to 50 women of Government Industrial Training Institute for Women belonging to Kamrup (M) district at Sri Sri Madhabdev International Auditorium, Panjabari today. The Minister also distributed certificates to Training Partners – Government ITI and Government Women ITI.
This is a part of the scheme of the Transport Department for skill training in driving covering 50 youths from each Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC) of Assam. Transport Department has collaborated with ITIs for this skill training in driving. The basic objective of this scheme is to create a pool of skilled, efficient and well-trained drivers for employment.
Speaking on the occasion, Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said, "In today's world of information technology and artificial intelligence, youth must upskill yourselves in terms of innovation and contribute to the new demands and priorities of companies and communities."
The minister hoped that the knowledge gained will empower them to be self-reliant, and resourceful and help them to get employment. He further asked Kasturi Bharali, Director of Employment and Craftsmen Training to add Spoken English as a soft skill to the training module so that youth are better to adapt to cater to the needs and demands.
Commissioner of Transport Adil Khan said, "In recent times, there is a trend of solo travel, all-women trips etc. Such skilled and trained drivers will add a fillip to the tourism sector of the state." He added that in total 25 citizen-centric services of the Transport Department have been made fully online and contactless which has benefited 8 lakh people in the last 7 months.
Pallav Gopal Jha, Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (M); Anamika Tiwari, Labour Commissioner; Krishna Baruah, State Mission Director, Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission (ASRLM), Jadav Saikia, Secretary of Transport Department and other senior officials were present at the meeting, a press release said.