ITIs is a measure aimed at ensuring the empowerment of women by helping them gain employment. Regarding this, the centre agrees the proposal made by Punjab Government to set up ITIs for the women of the state. As per the statement made by Punjab Government, Maneka Gandhi, The Union Minister for Women and Child Development accepts this proposal made by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Kapurthala House.
The Minister also assures the CM to fund any scheme aiming the welfare and development of women and children in the state. Not only this, She was impressed upon him to step up “One stop Crisis Centre” in each district that ensures assistance to all women affected with gender crime.
Now the plan to the action. Further she asks for a detailed report of the proposal for the establishment of a network of ITIs across the state for imparting technical and vocational training to women for enabling them to be gainfully employed.
Gandhi hoped the unique initiative would go a long way in instilling a sense of confidence amongst women to live a life with self-respect and dignity besides enormously contributing in the national growth.
The Centre appraised with 250-300 yards of land for the development of these centres the cost of which will be borne by the Centre.
Further the CM of Punjab Government for revision in honorarium of Anganwari workers and helpers under ICDS scheme from Rs 5000 and Rs 2500 per month to Rs 8000 and Rs 4000 per month respectively. Followed by this, he pleaded for introduction of Contributory pension scheme with a minimum monthly contribution of 10 pc honorarium to facilitate retirement of workers and helpers at the age of 60 years, as demanded by Anganwari Unions.