Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin has expressed his agony over the decreasing interest among the Tamil Nadu students in pursuing the central government exams and employment and said that it deeply saddens him.
Udhayanidhi Stalin, who is Tamil Nadu's Youth Development and Sports Welfare Minister, said that it's sad that the students are only showing interest towards the employment opportunities with the Tamil Nadu government. Udhayanidhi Stalin had participated in an event to inaugurate the cost-free coaching centres for the competitive exams under a government body. The event was held at Presidency College, Chennai.
Speaking at an event, Udhayanidhi Stalin said, "Since the independence, Tamil Nadu has only 91 government-run ITIs (Industrial Training Institute). After DMK came to power last year, it has established 11 new ITIs. The government has inked a deal with the Tata Consultancy Services to offer educational services to the Tamil Nadu students like the western countries."
He further said, "With the view of that, the government has allotted Rs 2800 crore to enhance the standards and qualities of ITIs, due to which the enrolment rate in the ITIs has increased to 94% in the current year. Tamil Nadu students are not showing interests towards the Union government employment opportunities like how they show in pursuing the TNPSC exams. It is deeply saddening. The data shows that only 2% from Tamil Nadu participate in the centre's competitive exams and clear them."
"This is the reason why there are more people from the Northern Indian states working in the union government offices in Tamil Nadu. This is really saddening. With the view to overcome this, the state government has launched the special coaching classes in every district for the competitive exams for the Union government employment opportunities", Udhayanidhi Stalin added.