Tata Motors appoints 17 Singur youths at car project


Kolkata : Tata Motors Ltd Tuesday issued appointment letters to the first batch of 17 Singur youth who had lost their farmland for the Tatas’ small car project and had been undergoing training at Tata Motors’ Jamshedpur plant since March.

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The 17 youth have undergone training at the Industrial Training Institute (ITI). They received their appointment letters at the Tata Motors Singur plant premises.

The youth also underwent practical and theoretical tests and interviews, after which they were recruited.

They have been trained in various technical aspects like basic fitting, welding, repairing of motor vehicles and how to handle computerised numerically-controlled machines and electrical tools.

Like this batch, another group of 302 villagers from Singur is also undergoing training programmes, either for six months or nine months, since May at several ITIs in neighbouring districts like Howrah and Hooghly.

After completing their programme, they will undertake a trade test to be conducted by the West Bengal government’s Department of Technical Education and Training (DTET). The successful candidates will also undergo a 15-month hands-on training at the Tata Motors facility.

Another batch of 101 youths from Singur has been inducted for a nine-month training course. The successful candidates would be appointed at Tata Motors unit in Singur.

This initiative is part of Tata Motors’ comprehensive community development programme in Singur.

About 997 acres have been chosen by Tata Motors for its small car project in Singur, around 47 km from here. The land acquisition issue had triggered a violent face-off between the West Bengal government and farmers led by civil society groups and political parties like the Trinamool Congress.