MYSORE: Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda will on March 3 present certificates to 67 children of pourakarmikas from different slums, who have completed 16-month training for the posts of sanitary inspectors.
Many of these children got first class in the the SSLC and Pre-University examinations in the previous academic year.
Through an entrance test, the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) selected 73 candidates engaged in part-time and small jobs for the sanitary inspector training course at the All India Institute of Local Self-Government in Belgaum.
Of the 73 candidates, 67, including a girl, passed the course and are eligible to apply for the sanitary inspector posts.
The MCC spent `44 lakh on training to encourage these students to take the examination.
In an effort to help the children, who were studying in various schools and colleges, the MCC also opened its doors to train them for competitive and civil service examinations. It has set aside `13 lakh to conduct courses for them.
The MCC authorities entered into an agreement with leading coaching centres in Bangalore to train the children of pourakarmikas.
“MCC is keen to see that the children of pourkarmikas get the best education and join mainstream society. It is ready to spend `40-50 lakh per year on those who are keen to appear for competitive examinations,” said MCC Commissioner K S Raikar.
Former mayor Narayan stressed the need for residential hostels. According to him, grants from Special Component Programme, Social Welfare Department and National Safai Karmachari Commission should be used for the purpose.