Chandigarh Receives Rs 80 Lakh From MHRD & Here’s Why

Chandigarh to work on improving skill development as the UT administration gets a budget of Rs 80 lakh from the Ministry of Human and Resource Development (MHRD).

As per the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s Skill India program, the centre has now directed the Chandigarh Administration to work upon improving the skill development within the UT. The centre has also mentioned in the direction that the UT administration should focus on youth-centric vocational education, especially for girls for which the HRD has sanctioned the amount of Rs 80 lakh.

Skill India is a campaign launched by PM Modi in the year 2015 to improve the scenario of skill development and entrepreneurship in India. Under this program, government aids people of India, especially youth to get vocation education and training so that they can make utmost use of the career avenues available across the country.

Chandigarh gets the budget of Rs 80 lakh

The budget of Rs 80 lakh is sanctioned to Chandigarh under the Rashtriya Madhyamic Shiksha Abhiyan for 2017-18. The money will be allocated to spend on the adolescent program for girl students this year. Though Rs 80 lakh for this project will not be sufficient for the project but is considered to be far better than that was released last year. The centre had first time sanctioned the budget to Chandigarh for the Shaala Siddhi Project, also known as National Programme on School Standards and Evaluation (NPSSE). This project aimed at the comprehensive instrument for school evaluation for the improvement of schools.

How much budget Chandigarh was sanctioned last year

Last year, the UT administration had received the sum of Rs 51.60 lakh for skill development program which is Rs 28.40 lakh less than the current academic session. The Chandigarh’s UT Administration has also submitted the proposal to the HRD ministry seeking budget for minor repairs but the centre did not approve it saying that it can be extracted from the state fund.

However, the  UT Administration had demanded more budget for the skill development program but it seems that now they will have to be satisfied with what is being sanctioned to them. Perhaps, students, as well as their parents, will be all the more content to see the vocational education being developed at this juncture.


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Yamini S. Verma

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