The first Skill Development/Training programme conducted by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India for the Executives and the Employees of State Level Public Enterprises (SLPEs) was held in Bhopal today.
It will be recalled that the Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Shri Praful Patel had written to the Chief Ministers of all States in May 2012 on the issue of sharing of experiences of public sector enterprises of both the Center as well as the State. As a follow of, the Department of Public Enterprises have develop the skill development/training programme for the executives and employees of SLPEs to help in improving/upgrading the skills of managers/executives/employees of State Level Public Enterprises (SLPEs) and consequently enhancing the overall productivity of these enterprises.
The scheme is to be implemented during the 12th Five Year Plan starting with the Annual Plan 2012-13. Under the Scheme, the fund will be given as grant-in-aid to institutes/bodies/CPSEs who will be responsible for organizing the training programme. In general, allocation of funds will depend on request from States/UTs. It is a modest intervention to supplement the efforts of the States/UTs.
While the focus of the training will be on upgrading the skills of key personnel, it will also include institution building. In the latter category, issues such as, corporate governance, raising resources from capital market and pricing policies will be dealt with. The combination of the two will help achieve excellence in the overall performance of SLPEs.
After today’s programme in Bhopal for the SLPEs, similar such programmes will be conducted in other States also.