Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC) organized the ‘Domestic Workers Skill Conclave – Chapter North East’ on Friday in association with Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) at NEDFi House in Guwahati on the occasion of ‘International Domestic Workers Day’ on 14th June 2019. The aim of the Conclave was to facilitate linkages among the various stakeholders pertaining to this sector for improved reward package for the domestic workers and improved service delivery for the employers of these workers. The Sector Skill Council also aimed to cater to and promote international requirements of the North Eastern Domestic workers in abroad.
The event was inaugurated by Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister of Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Transport, Industry and Commerce, Parliamentary Affairs Dept., Act East Policy Affairs (Government of Assam) as Chief Guest.
The occasion was graced by Hon’ble Minister of State (Ind.) Labour and Welfare Department etc. Shri Pallab Lochan Das, Ashutosh Agnihotri, IAS, Commissioner and Secretary, Skill Employment and Entrepreneurship Department, Govt. of Assam, Dr. L. R. Bishnoi, IPS, Additional DG, CID , Assam, Anand Prakash Tiwari, IPS, Mission Director- Assam Skill Development Mission, Amod K. Kanth (Chairman, Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council) and Narayan Konwar, IAS, Labour Commissioner, Assam as distinguished guests.
Addressing the gathering, Pallab Lochan Das, gave importance on the respect and dignity of Domestic workers across the country as well as the need for skilling for them for getting a dignified livelihood. While Chandra Mohan Patowary stressed on the need for skilling in Domestic Workers Sector and also emphasized on bringing this section of people in the organized sector for a safe and secure working environment. He has also quoted skill as a lifelong ornament of an individual.
R. Bishnoi emphasized the need for minimizing the crime rate pertaining to Domestic workers, training partners, and placement agencies by putting all together in an organized sector. Ashutosh Agnihotri emphasized on quality skill training of Domestic Workers and ensured that Assam Skill Development Mission will take all steps for ensuring the same and Amod Kanth briefed on how skill development plays an important role in improving the livelihood of the domestic workers across the country and on how DWSSC has created job roles to make the sector more aspirational.
The highlight of the event was that the chief Guest distributed certificates to 7 domestic workers who had successfully completed RPL of General Housekeeper job role under Valeur Fabtex Pvt. Ltd. and assessed by DWSSC.
The inaugural session was followed by technical Sessions where stakeholders and Government bodies concerning to the domestic workers sector like National Skill Development Corporation, National Skill Development Agency, FICCI-FLO, National Scheduled Caste Finance Development Corporation along with industry partners like UrbanClap, PORTEA, training partners like Valeur Fabtex, South Geramari Titanic Club cum Library and Assam Professional Academy, Assessment Partners like India Skill Pvt Ltd. also shared their valuable views during the conclave.
Subu Tabin, Director, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of Arunachal Pradesh also expressed his views on the importance of Skill Development in the domestic workers’ sector in the region.
Maj Gen Manik Sabharwal (CEO, DWSSC) gave a brief on the job roles of DWSSC to and invited the training partners in Assam to join hands in imparting training to domestic workers from North East. While Amod K. Kanth (Chairman, Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council) closed the panel sessions with a thank you note to all the esteemed panellist and Guests of Honours.
The event ended with a vote of thanks to the esteemed sponsors for this event: Lanyard Partners Valeur Fabtex and South Geramari Titanic Club cum Library. Gold Partners: India Skills & Assam Professional Academy. Silver partners: Acube Business Solutions, Creative brains, Khawaspuria, Madhumoy Srilekha Educational Welfare Society. Associate Partners: Core Skills, AGR consulting, Manav Vikas Sanstha, NEMPACT, Nikhil Bangiya Vidyapeeth, Parasmani, Prudential Infotech, Trendsetters, Skill Mantra and Media Partners: SkillReporter and NSN Times.
As an endeavor to make to give the dignity of labor to the domestic workers in North East India through skill development programs, this is for the first time that a skill conclave for domestic workers of this calibre of national standards was organized in the state by this sector skill council.