BHUBANESWAR:The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the State Government for establishment of an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Ganjam district at an investment of Rs 7.72 crore.
The ITI to be operationalised in 2016-17 will be set up at Bhusanda in Shergarh area of Ganjam, the home district of the Chief Minister.
Arvind Kumar, Regional Executive Director of NTPC signed the MoU with Pramod Panda, Director, Employment, Technical Education and Training (ETET) Department in presence of the Chief Minister and other Ministers. According to the MoU, the State Government will provide suitable land at the location free of cost to NTPC. The ITI will have workshop, academic and hostel buildings as well as plant and machineries for 200 students.
Official sources said the trades of fitter, electrician and welder will be operated in the ITI initially with accreditation of Quality Council of India (QCI) followed by affiliation of National Council for Vocational Training.
The proposed ITI will have advanced vocational training facilities in manufacturing, automobile, electrical and others trades to cater to the high-end finishing skill training need of trained candidates, coaching of trainers with support of NTPC and the State Government. The need based trades of short-term duration will also be operated through optimum utilisation of resources.
Besides, 30 per cent of the sanctioned strength of the ITI will be reserved for admission of project-affected persons and their wards of NTPC project, nearby NTPC projects and other candidates recommended by the corporation.
The ITI will be operated in society mode with Institute Management Committee (IMC) to be registered under Odisha Society Registration Act, 1860. The principal of the local ITI will be a ex officio principal of the ITI and member secretary of IMC. Ganjam Collector will be the Chairman of the local governing body with power to recruit vice-principal, trainers and staff.