Odisha reformations for under privileged students


Odisha is being the state of concerning about the youth employment in private and Odisha govt jobs provision. Besides the employment, the state stands top in helping the under privileged students. The Chief Secretary AP. Padhi issued the direction while reviewing ST&SC activities development, Backward Classes Welfare Department, Minorities. He said in the meeting that strict vigil would be maintained on the implementation of the Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines for the safety of the tribal girls.

He informed that SOP and the detailed guidelines on security and safety of borders, safe cooking, serving and food menu char with the code of conduct, duties of each staff have been circulated to all the concerned. So far, over 276 nursing mothers, 1883 matrons have been appointed to work in Girls hostels. Besides, a special Hostel Monitoring Unite and School have been set up by the department for 24×7 operations with a dedicated telephone facility.

Department Secretary Surendra kumar said that through the hotline the telephone is connected with girls’ hostels and from any boarder a girl can communicate her discomfort to the state headquarters for an immediate help. With the help of the introduction of Direct Benefit Transfer mode, the disbursement of ST,SC, OBC scholarships had been made on time with transparency. In order to monitor the system of disbursement, a scholarship management unit has been appointed in the department.

Surendra kumar registered in his discourse that in the academic year 2016-17 2213868 students were covered under scholarship program including under pre-matric program 1665706 and post-matric program 548162. Out of the total, 1156963 belonged to ST, 2,58,523 to OBC,  and SC and 2,58,523. He stated that the scholarships were disbursed directly to the beneficiary bank account from the Odisha state treasury and he told that the government has taken steps to upgrade the portal “Prerana” and its integration.

Students were intimated to provide Aadhar number in the online portal during applying for the scholarships. In the capital Bhubaneswar, two urban hostels are opened in order to facilitate ST, SC higher education. Currently over 700 students have been residing in the hostels for pursuing higher studies.

The Odisha Government signed a MoU with ITE Education services, Singapore for the association on skill development. The ITE Education Services (ITEES) & the Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) signed a MoU to develop the skill development ecosystem in the state of Odisha. The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik mentioned that the initiative would help out the skilled youth in my state and he thanked the ITEES for helping the state with the knowledge, association.

As a part of the collaboration with ITEES, it would share ITEs experiences in Vocation and Technical training & provide a support in consultancy to raise the skill development, vocational training quality. Initially, ITEES would be conducting 2 weeks training on leadership development for over 100 government-run ITI institutions leaders.

The program aimed for the development of human and social capital, contributing to the development of the community, enhancing capabilities for vocational training & skill development. Subroto Bagchi, the OSDA Chairman said that, he was delighted to have an association with ITEES, who has been the global leader in the skill development and technical training areas. Hence, besides, providing Govt Jobs in Odisha, the state helps in education and empowerment.