22nd January, 2018

Punjab to fill 10% seats in each department with ITI-trained

Here is some good news for ITI-trainees. The Punjab government has made it mandatory for each department to reserve one-tenth of its seats for ITI-qualified students.

The intake of ITI-students would be done on the positions of apprentices. The provision is made to reserve 10% vacancies for those trained at regional ITIs.

However, the selected apprentices will have to surrender a part of their stipend to the hiring department. The apprentice will have to pay 70% of the stipend in first year, 80% in second year and 90% of the pay in third and fourth year to the department. The current payable amount to the apprentice is fixed at 8100/- by the government.   

The state has nearly 35,000 ITI-trained students who are yet to get any job. There are 168 government and 100 private ITIs in the state.

The department of skill development issued a letter on October 24, 2017 to all departments notifying the hiring of ITI-qualified apprentices.

A workshop confirming the same was held in Chandigarh on November 2, 2017.

As per the directions of the government, all departments have to get themselves registered on www.apprenticeship.gov.in to notify authorized vacancies and give the details of the staff-strength. This is to ascertain the number of apprentice vacancies in each department.

ITI students are also asked to get registered on this website.