80 percent of NAVTTC employees working on deputation: chairman


As many as 80 percent employees of the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) are on deputation from other departments. NAVTTC Chairman Muhammad Mumtaz Akhtar Kahloon on Thursday said the number of deputation employees had increased the specified quota and a letter in this regard had been sent to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. The chairman said this was a violation of rules and he had been working for the NAVTTC without a salary.
Kahloon said the NAVTTC had not sent a summary of employees to the regularisation committee however the employees would be regularised based on their performance.
The NAVTTC is a federal training department which provides training, boarding and stipends to the youth. Kahloon said the NAVTTC had given priority to the training of youth from Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Sindh, KP, South Punjab and North Punjab.
He said the NAVTTC spent Rs 300 million on training every year, and so far 150,000 youth had been trained in different fields. He said around 150 international syllabi had been selected for training in different fields to compete in the international market.
European Union, German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and other international donors had provided 42 million Euros in funds for training, he said.
The chairman said around 100 master trainers provided training in collaboration with the GIZ and other international organisations and a degree from the NAVTTC would be recognised at an international level. The NAVTTC facilitates, regulates and provides policy direction for skill development in the country, he said.
Under the NAVTTC Act 2011, the NAVTTC is responsible for setting-up national occupational skill standards, development of curriculum, national qualification framework, labour market information analysis and public private partnership.