Ministry of Skill Development (MSDE) invites comments/ suggestions from the public on the Sharada Prasad Committee constituted to Review, Rationalize and Optimize the Functioning of Sector Skill Councils (SSCs). The comments should be submitted by 10th May 2017.
Sector Skill Council (SSCs) are industry-driven organizations to ensure that all the skill development initiatives are in tune with the industry needs. They play an important role in making skills and training demand-driven by bringing in their expertise in different sub-sectors of an industry thereby defining job roles and competencies and learning outcomes that are needed to fulfil a job role. This has been materialised in the form Qualification Packs (QPs) and National Occupational Standards (NOS) for different job roles in each industry sector. Today, we have 40 SSCs, approved by NSDC.
In 2015, it was decided to constitute a committee to review the functioning of the SSCs and provide a roadmap for an effective role in skilling and creation of jobs. It is in this background that the Government of India, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vide its Order dated 18th May 2016 constituted a Review Committee for Rationalisation and Optimization of the Functioning of the Sector Skill Councils under Chairmanship of Sh. Sharada Prasad, Former DG, DGET, M/o LO&E, Government of India.
In order to engage with all the stakeholders, MSDE has put the Report of the Committee for Rationalization & Optimization of the Functioning of the Sector Skill Councils, in public domain on 25th April, 2017.
The Government invites comments/ suggestions of the public, at large, up to 10th May, 2017 on the Report, by mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You could also share your comments on this page; National Skills Network – NSN will consolidate your comments and share them with MSDE.
Where to find the Report
The Report is available at http://msde.gov.in/report-ssc.html.
The Report is presented in three volumes:
Volume 1: The main report dealing with the challenges in vocational education and training in India the need for convergence, synergy and rationalisation of Sector Skill Councils. Click here to download.
Volume 2: Chapter-wise Appendices. Click here to download.
Volume 3: Mapping of National Classification Occupations, 2015 with National Industrial Classification, 2008. Click here to download.
(This article is based on a Press Release from Government of India, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.)