MSDE inducts first batch of Indian Skill Development Service (ISDS) cadre


The newest central government services aimed at boosting the evolving skills ecosystem in India launched the training program on 9th September 2019 at Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysuru. The first batch being inducted form a part of Group ‘A’ Services, specially created for Training Directorate of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). This batch joining the ISDS cadre are from the Indian Engineering Service (IES) Examination conducted by UPSC. It is desired that the young talent will contribute to successful administration of various skilling initiatives from Skill India mission.

The Indian Skill Development Service (ISDS) has 263 all India posts

The Indian Skill Development Service (ISDS) has 263 all India posts. The cadre comprises of 3 posts at Senior Administrative Grade, 28 posts at Junior Administrative Grade, 120 posts at Senior Time Scale and 112 posts at Junior Time Scale. The young ISDS officers will bring in fresh insights and strengthen the administrative mechanism for institutionalising the skill development environment in the country.

MSDE inducts first batch of Indian Skill Development Service (ISDS) cadre


Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey congratulated the new service and said, “The new service will give a new impetus to the government’s skilling initiative significantly improving the efficiency and effective implementation of the various schemes. In years to come the ministry will be able to create a workforce of trained skill administrators who will further enable us to achieve the set goals of the Skill India Mission.”

“Administered training is paramount to face big challenge of skilling Indians. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, skill development has taken a priority with a hope that it will supply critical human resource not only in India but also internationally. Catering to the highly specific task of skill development, the ISDS services are a unique combination of skills, technology, management and public service,”he added.

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Youngest batch of ISDS officers will bring constructive changes to skill ecosystem

Sh.Rajesh Aggarwal , Director General , DGT, also encouraged the new joiners saying “ It is our pleasure to welcome the youngest batch of ISDS officers, and we all are very hopeful that with their talent and new ideas they will bring many constructive changes in the skill ecosystem to further strengthen it.”

As part of the training program, a complete overview of management and governance of skilling in particular, and functioning of the government system in general, will be offered. After this capsule, there will be a foundation course and then further training will be provided to the officers to enrich them with the knowledge and skills needed to run the skill ecosystem.

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