Panaji: Goa government has proposed to the central
government setting up of a national skill development centre (NSDS) in the
The centre could cater to the needs of Goa and
neighbouring states in skill development and training.
The Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Vishwajit Rane, who visited the National Skill Development Corporation office
in New Delhi on Monday, told this daily that he met various officials from the
Union Skill Development Ministry, and discussed the proposal of setting up
national skill development centre in Goa, and other issues pertaining to the
“On Tuesday, I am meeting the Union Minister for Skill
Development Entrepreneurship M N Pandey to discuss proposal that the state
government is mulling for skill development and entrepreneurship,” he added.
Rane said that after having a meeting with the Union
Minister, the Goa government will sign a memorandum of understanding with the
National Skill Development Corporation for setting up the state-of-the art
national skill development centre in the state.
“It is my vision to set up this centre, so that the
people form Goa and neighboring states can be skilled through it,” he said.
Meanwhile, Rane also called on the Union Home Minister Amit Shah in national
capital on Monday.
The Minister said that he has congratulated the Union
Home Minister for taking a bold decision of abolishing Article 370 in Jammu and
The Health Minister further said that he has requested
Shah to put a word for setting up All India Institute of Medical Sciences
(AIIMS) in Goa.
“I briefed him (Shah) about different projects that are
to be undertaken in Goa. I also told him that for last one and half year, we
are pursuing AIIMS project for Goa. I briefed him about our plan to set up a
private medical college. One word from him will definitely add weightage to our
proposal,” Rane said.
He informed that during his visit, he also met prominent
officers of NITI AYOG, adding that they are very happy with the PPP mode that
he has been talking about to run the hospitals in Goa.
Source:: The Navhind Times