The Labour Department has decided to outsource jobs of Group C and D employees in hospitals run by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

Addressing presspersons here on Monday, Minister of State for Labour P.T. Parameshwara Naik said 713 vacancies in Group C and D categories existed in ESI hospitals in the State.

A decision had been taken to outsource Group C and D category jobs as a temporary measure.

Adverse effect

Keeping vacancies for a long period would adversely affect services in seven ESI hospitals in the State.

Several administrative reforms had been introduced to ensure quality medical services, he said.

120 ITIs sanctioned

The Minister said the government had sanctioned 120 industrial training institutes (ITIs) to various districts and they would commence functioning from the present academic year (2014-15). Of the 120 institutes, 20 will be set up with aid from the Centre. About Rs. 6 crore would be required to set up each institute.

Depending on admission of students to various trades, on an average, about 15 faculty would be recruited to each of the institutes, Mr. Naik said. At present, there are 152 government ITIs and more than 800 in the private sector in the State. Nearly 70,000 students seek admission for different ITI trades every year.

An institute called the Construction Academy, to provide high-level training in various trades, would be established on a 20-acre plot at Doddaballapur in Bangalore Rural district, with an estimated investment of Rs. 200 crore, Mr. Naik said.

New schools

A decision had been taken to establish schools on the lines of Delhi Public School in all city corporations of the State for children of labourers. Lands have been identified in Bangalore and Mysore, he said.

Deputy Commissioners had been instructed to identify land in city corporation limits for the purpose, Mr. Naik said.