On Tuesday, the Bihar cabinet approved a project worth over Rs 4,606 crore for modernization and up-gradation of 149 state-owned Industrial Training Institutes to centers of excellence. This project will be executed in collaboration with Tata Technologies.
Cabinet Secretariat Additional Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar said, “The state government will soon sign a Memorandum of Association (MoA) with Tata Technologies in this regard. The company will spend 88 percent of the cost and the rest 12 percent will be borne by the state government to modernize the ITIs to impart advanced training to youths.”
Tata Technologies has “agreed to upgrade all 149 government-owned ITIs across the state”. Sixty of them have their buildings and other necessary infrastructure and these will be modernized in the first phase by March 2022. The exercise for the remaining 89 facilities will be completed by March 2023, Kumar added.
The cabinet also decided not to give further extension to Chief Secretary Tripurari Sharan after December 31 as his current term will come to an end on that day. He was given two extensions of three months each, one from July 1 and the other from October 1. Sharan, the 1985-batch IAS officer, was appointed as the state chief secretary on May 1 after the demise of his predecessor Arun Kumar Singh due to COVID-19.
Source: Business Standard, The Economic Times