BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Aug 8: Expressing concern over massive anomalies during Congress rule, Labour and Employment minister Pallav Lochan Das today said large-scale fincial irregularities took place in the me of building 21 new Industrial Training Institutes (it is) in the State. He also promised the BJP-led government will conduct an inquiry into it. During Question Hour, Congress MLA Jamal Uddin Ahmed raised the issue, saying that construction of 21 new ITIs were started during the Congress regime in the State, but these are yet to be completed. Ahmed alleged that the contractors who were allotted the construction works are violating all rules and regulations, and thus missing targets. In his reply, Das said, “This issue has come to my notice. Whether all processes including tendering were followed or not will come to light when we will enquire into it and find the actual reasons,” adding, “Some contractors have complained they had faced problems dealing with the then Congress government in the State, but the government didn’t take any steps to address their woes.” It may be mentioned here that Assam has 28 ITIs and 5,000 students get admitted there annually. More students will get vocatiol training if another 21 new ITIs are built. The Labour and Employment Minister stated that syllabus of ITIs needs to be modernized, keeping with the changing technological environment and future scope.