'Use Labour Cess Funds Meaningfully'

Published: 26th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th March 2015 03:02 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Union minister for labour and employment Bandaru Dattatreya, on Wednesday, advised Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments to resolve  distribution of labour cess fund of `680 crore in the spirit of AP Reorganisation Act and use the funds meaningfully for the welfare of the labour.

He was speaking to newsmen during a visit to the National Academy of Construction here. After inspecting the training infrastructure and interacting with the trainees of NAC, the minister assured that his ministry will sanction Advance Training Institute in Energy Efficient Construction Technology for NAC at a cost of `20 crore and release necessary funds.

He said that a new training scheme  ‘Recognition of Prior Learning Skills’ launched will benefit the construction sector under the ‘Skill India programme’. Further, he added that a pilot RPL project was conducted in Madhapur for about 360 construction workers and that NAC would join RPL training programmes on a pilot basis.

According to him, the Central government is envisaging to provide employability to one crore youth within the next two years by improving their skills through ‘Skill India’ programme.

‘‘The Union ministry of employment and training has recently sanctioned a National Vocational Workers Institute in Mahbubnagar district. A similar institute is also proposed to be sanctioned in Viziangaram/Srikakulam in AP,” he stated.

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