10 quick references to know what Skill India Campaign is all about


Skill India Campaign aims to skill 402 million people by 2022. This is powered by the National Policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and backed by several government and industry bodies and a host of training partners. Various schemes in PPP model are being worked out to execute this ambitious mission. Let’s get to know some key players from the government perspective. To begin with, here’s a short interview that featured on Mint with Mr. S. Ramadorai, chairman, NSDC, that captures the essence and challenge of skill development in India.

Skill India Refernces

S.Ramadorai, on the future of the skill mission
Mr. Ramadorai is the advisor to the Prime Minister of India, on skill development and vocational training initiatives. In this short interview Mr. Ramadorai explains the skills framework that includes sector skills, the competency levels and recognition of prior learning. To view it, click:

Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
The Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T) in Ministry of Labour is the apex organisation for development and coordination at National level for the programmes relating to vocational training and employment. To know more about the role and functions, click: http://www.dget.nic.in/content/

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
The NSDC facilitates or catalyses initiatives that can build capacity for skill development through training and assessment. It strives to involve the industry in all aspects of skill development. NSDC plays a key role in funding and incentivising the initiatives. To know more about the role and functions, click: http://www.nsdcindia.org/

National Skill Development Agency (NSDA)
NSDA is an autonomous body of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, which will coordinate and harmonize the skill development efforts of the Government and the private sector to achieve the skilling targets of the 12th Plan. To know more about the role and functions, click: http://nsda.gov.in/ContentPage/contentindexpage.html?name=Introduction

National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF)
NSQF is a quality assurance framework which organizes qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude. These levels are defined in terms of learning outcomes which the learner must possess regardless of whether they were acquired through formal, non-formal or informal learning. To know more, click the link below:

NSQF policy
The Policy presents a nationally integrated education and competency based skill framework that will provide for multiple pathways, horizontal as well as vertical, both within vocational education and training. This will enable a person to acquire desired competency levels, transit to the job market and, at an opportune time, return for acquiring additional skills to further upgrade their competencies. To know more, click: http://www.nsqf.in/nsqf-policy/

Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE)
The main responsibility of the Ministry is to protect and safeguard the interests of workers in general and those who constitute the poor, deprived and disadvantage sections of the society, The emphasis is on creating a healthy work environment for higher production and productivity and to develop and coordinate vocational skill training and employment services. To know more about the role and functions, click: http://labour.nic.in/content/

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
The Ministry is responsible for co-ordination of all skill development efforts across the country, removal of disconnect between demand and supply of skilled manpower, building the vocational and technical training framework, skill up-gradation, building of new skills, and innovative thinking not only for existing jobs but also jobs that are to be created. To know more about the role and functions, click: http://www.skilldevelopment.gov.in/

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
PMKVY is the flagship outcome-based skill training scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). One of the objectives of the scheme is to encourage skill development for youth by providing monetary rewards for successful completion of approved training. To know more, click: http://www.pmkvyofficial.org/

This is a unique reality TV show that focuses on skills and innovations. The show helps millions of young Indians become aware of the various ways in which they can upgrade their skills, become employable and commercially utilise their inventive genius to provide for themselves. To know more, click the links below:

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