Panaji: Goa government has proposed to the central government setting up of a national skill development centre (NSDS) in the state.
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 state.
“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 Kashmir.
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.