Hyderabad: The Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy, today asked the National Academy of Construction (NAC) to train at least One lakh youth per year in different trades in the construction sector as part of the Rajiv Education and Employment Mission soon being launched in the State.
The Chief Minister, who is also the Chairman of the NAC today chaired the 17th Governing Board meeting today at Secretariat. The Minister for R&B and Vice Chairman, NAC, Mr Dharmana Prasada Rao, also attended the meeting.
The Chief Minister said that NAC has to play a major role in the Rajiv Education and Employment Mission, particularly in providing skilled training to youth. He asked the DG, NAC to chalk out a comprehensive action plan to provide training to at least one lakh youth every year and assured that the State Government will provide the necessary support and required funds as required. The Chief Minister said he will be visiting the NAC in the near future. The Principal Secretary, R&B, Mr S.P.Singh said that efforts are on to get the status of National Centre of Excellence for NAC. The Chief Minister also asked the Governing Board to consider the demand of the employees of the NAC.
The DG explained that the objectives of the NAC is employment generation through basic skill training for construction trades, capacity building through training government and corporate officials and contractors in good construction and contract management practices, effective and efficient construction project management by training of construction managers, quality supervision, stores management and quality surveying through specially structured courses and enhanced quality and methods of instruction through training of trainers.
During 2010-11, against 50,000 target, 41,673 candidates were trained in 14 trades and out of this 34,794 candidates got placements. Trades offered for training are: operator excavating machinery, welding, cabinet making, curtain making, basics of computers and MS office, Driver cum tourist guide and 3D visualisation in architecture. Foundation stones were laid for Advanced Skill Training Institute at Bandlaguda, Hyderabad and Srikakulam. NAC also takes up training of in-service engineers of various departments and organisations.
NAC is accredited for vocation training provider by Minister of Labour, Government of India. NAC also entered into an MoU with Rajasthan Mission on Skills and Livelihoods (RMoL), Jaipur for consultancy service for establishing training institute at seven divisional headquarters of Rajasthan. NAC also entered into MoU with Housing Board Chattishgarh Government for consultancy service for establishing training institute at Raipur and has an MoU with Indira prashikshan, a unit of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation for establishment of Indira Prasiksha – NAC training centre at Jagidishpur in Uttar Pradesh. A number of States have requested NAC to establish similar Academy in their States. These are Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Orissa, Assam and so on.
Third Party Quality Control Checks were conducted for IIITs at Basara, Idupulapaya and Nuziveedu, Package 17 of Irrigation Department at Polavaram, Yogi Vemana University works at Kadapa, Padmavathi Mahila University works at Tirupati, Osmania University works at Hyderabad, Civil works in Government ITI’s under World Bank Assistance, Construction of Drug storage centres by A.P.State Health and Medical Housing Corporation, Administrative Building of Insurance Regulatory Development Authority and Residential school building works of Social Welfare Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Programmes offered by NAC in association with JNTU are Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Building Technology and Post Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Highway Technology.
Programmes to be taken up in association with NALSAR University by Contractors Development Institute are Post Graduate Diploma course in Law of Infrastructure Management and Disaster Management and Graduate Diploma course in Contract management and Dispute resolution.
Director General, NAC, F.C.S. Peter, other Members of the Governing Board, Principal Secretary, MA&UD, Sam Bob, Principal Secretary, Panchayatiraj, Rajeev Sharma, Principal Secretary, R&B, S.P.Singh, Commissioner, HMDA, Rajesh Tiwari, MD, APIIC, B R Meena, Addl. DG, NAC, Dr. P Sitapathi Rao, Secreetary to CM, K S Jawahar Reddy, Secretary, Finance, Premchandra Reddy and other officials and Members of the NAC Governing Board also attended the meeting.