State to set up 120 govt ITIs

State to set up 120 govt ITIs

The State government will set up 120 government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in various districts from the next academic year, Minister of State for Labour P T Parameshwara Naik announced on Monday.

Speaking to reporters in Bangalore, Naik said the State government will fund 100 ITIs while the remaining 20 ITIs will be set up with central grants.

Admissions to the ITIs will be made through the online mode and the detailed schedule and modalities will be finalised soon, the minister said.

He said 446 vacancies of Group ‘C’ employees and 269 Group ‘D’ employees in ESI hospitals will be filled through outsourcing.

Naik said identification of land for setting up housing quarters for construction labourers in 13 cities in the State is presently on and will be completed soon.

There had been some delay in setting up residential schools for children of construction labourers due to non-availability of land, he said.

The minimum wages to be paid to hotel workers would be revised soon, he added.