first_imgSession on Swachh Vidyalaya was chaired by Human Resource Session on Swachh Vidyalaya was chaired by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. Importance of the programme, specially for girl students was deliberated. Maintenance of toilets, sustainability issues and inculcating menstrual hygiene were deliberated upon as way forward for the programme, the release said. Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh chaired the session on on-time delivery of public services, the core of any good governance initiative. The discussion on this topic focused on the scale and complexity of delivering service in India. “It called for creating accountability at all levels, use of technology to improve productivity and introducing sustainability measures in public services,” it said. Session on Swachh Bharat Gramin was chaired by Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ram Kripal Yadav. Substantial impact of the programme and efforts towards construction of more than 1.67 crore toilets and converting more than 50,000 villages as Open Defecation Free were discussed. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore chaired the session on vocational training and inspiring youth for sports. “There is a huge demand supply gap in terms of skills needed in industry and availability of trained youth. There are huge capacity constraints in achieving the target of skilling four crore people by 2022. “It also emerged that public private partnership models yield best results in placing students in steady jobs. Training is provided by private foundations and infrastructure by government. Tribal youth in Gadhchiroli in Maharashtra and in Chhattisgarh have benefited immensely from vocational training initiatives,” the release said. Secretaries to government of India, Principal Secretaries of various States, senior officers from various ministries of central and state governments and experts on the subject also participated in the panel discussions. PTI AKV RGadvertisementlast_img

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