LAHORE – Minister for Industries and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal has directed the officials concerned to finish the preparation of PC-I of TEVTA’s new schemes by July 15.
Chairing a meeting held here on Tuesday to review progress on TEVTA ongoing projects and implementation plan for new schemes, he said that meetings would be convened on a monthly basis to review pace of work on schemes and fund utilisation.
Industries and Commerce Secretary Wasif Khurshid, TEVTA Chairman Ali Salman Siddique, Chief Operating Officer Rai Manzoor Hussain and other officers concerned attended the meeting.
The minister ordered an internal performance audit of the Hunarmand Nojawan programme and said that the capacity of TEVTA institutions had been increased from 90,000 to 233,000 and it would be increased further.
“Admissions should be ensured in 403 TEVTA institutions as per the capacity. Action will be taken against those heads of the institutions who do not ensure admission according to the capacity,” he said.
“The apprenticeship programme for on-job training will be made fruitful. The on-job training in special economic zones should be planned in consultation with the stakeholders and the courses should be changed as per the requirements of the industry,” he added.
He directed the officials to devise a plan for sending skilled manpower abroad in collaboration with embassies. The TEVTA chairman said that skill mapping was being done through Urban Unit and Skills Technology Park would also be set up in TEVTA Secretariat.