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A policy for skill development is in the works

LAHORE: Punjab will soon implement its first skills strategy, which would assist students from low-income households in gaining admission to technical schools and learning skills, according to Provincial Minister for Industries and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal.

Iqbal, who presided over the Punjab Skills Development Authority’s (PSDA) fourth meeting on Tuesday, stated that the government was focused on the production of trained personnel to satisfy the needs of the businesses. He was of the view that courses would be prepared in line with modern requirements and with proper consultation of the stakeholders.

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PSDA plays the role of a facilitator along with acting as a regulator,” he remarked.

During the meeting, the Board of Punjab approved the proposed draft amendment to the PSDA Act 2019 and PSDA Rules and Regulations 2021.

Moreover, it approved regulations to give financial power to the PSDA for implementation of development schemes, besides approving the draft PSDA (Engagement of Legal Advisers/ Counsel Regulations 2021). The proposal of building layout plans of existing government institutes was also reviewed.

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Regarding registration of technical institutes, PSDA Director General Moazzam Iqbal Sipra revealed that around 1,396 applications had been received for online registration.

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