Government to set up 2 new ITIs at Porvorim, Dharbandora


The government will set up two new industrial training institutes (ITI), one each in Porvorim and Dharbandora, deputy chief minister and urban development minister Francis D'Souza told the Goa legislative assembly on Monday.
D'Souza also said that if land is available, then the government will add more trades to the existing ITI institutes in Goa, particularly trades that have more demand. These include trades in the hospitality sector like food production, hotel management, etc. D'Souza's announcement came in response to a starred question by Ponda MGP MLA Lavoo Mamledar, who lamented that Goan ITI institutes do not have tourism-related trades of food production, etc., though there is good demand for these trades in Goa.
Besides, announcing that the government will set up new institutes in Porvorim and Dharbandora, D'Souza said that he has sent a letter to every MLA to elicit their suggestions for the upgradation of the institutes.
Some trades need to be stopped, D'Souza said, adding that his plans will need about one year to implement.
D'Souza said there was long-pending shortage of staff in the institutes and he has probably taken the maximum staff to fill the vacancies in the institutes. He said he had given permanent jobs to a number of staff who were on contract for a long period. [TOI]