Green signal for policy to make skill development aspirational for youth

National policy for skill development and entrepreneurship 2015 will promote a culture of innovation-based entrepreneurship

GN Bureau | July 2, 2015


#cabinet   #skill development   #narendra modi   #arun jaitley  


The union cabinet has cleared a three-tiered institutional framework for national skill development mission under the new skill development policy.

Announcing cabinet okay for various other schemes on Thursday, finance minister Arun Jaitley said the first integrated national policy for skill development and entrepreneurship 2015 will promote a culture of innovation-based entrepreneurship to generate employment and wealth.

The national skill development council will be headed by prime minister Narendra Modi.

The policy will bring the world of education and training closer to the world of work to build a strong India.

The vision of the policy is “to create an ecosystem of empowerment by skilling on a large scale at speed with high standards so as to ensure sustainable livelihoods for all citizens and to place India in the comity of front ranking entrepreneurial and innovative nations."

The mission is to create a demand for skilling across the country; correct and align the skilling with required competencies; connect the supply of skilled human resources with sectoral demands; certify and assess in alignment with global and national standards; and catalyse an eco system wherein opportunity based and innovative entrepreneurship germinates, sustains and grows leading to creation of a more dynamic entrepreneurial economy.

It says the need of the hour is to make skill development aspirational for the youth in our country.


The policy: click here

Interview with skill development minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy : click here

 

National skill development mission

The national skill development mission will provide a strong institutional framework at the centre and states for implementation of skilling activities in the country.

The mission will have a three-tiered, high powered decision making structure. At its apex, the mission’s governing council, chaired by the prime minister, will provide overall guidance and policy direction. The steering committee, chaired by minister in charge of skill development, will review the mission’s activities in line with the direction set by the governing council.

The mission directorate, with secretary, skill development as mission director, will ensure implementation, coordination and convergence of skilling activities across central ministries/departments and state governments. The mission will also run select sub-missions in high priority areas.

Further, the national skill development agency (NSDA), the national skill development corporation (NSDC) and the directorate of training will function under the overall guidance of the mission. The ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) provides a natural home for the Mission, organically linking all three decision making levels and facilitating linkages to all Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments.

Common norms for skill development schemes implemented by Government of India

Currently, over 70-odd skill development programmes (SDPs) are being implemented by government of India, each with its own norms for eligibility criteria, duration of training, cost of training, outcomes, monitoring and tracking mechanism etc. This multiplicity of norms and parameters has created a diffusive effect of SDPs, which need to be streamlined in order to achieve the final outcomes envisaged. Common Norms seek to rationalise the whole spectrum of skill development processes and systems including inputs, outputs, funding/cost norms, third party certification and assessment, monitoring/tracking mechanisms, and empanelment of training providers.

Common norms define the activities constituting ‘skill development’ in the country, skill development courses and their alignment with the national skills qualification framework, broad input standards for training programmes and the outcomes expected from these programmes. The outcomes of skill training programmes have been defined in terms of placement achieved in wage and self- employment, both for fresh trainees as well as existing workers who have undergone recognition of prior learning. Since the common norms are aimed at being outcome focused, the cost norms and fund flow mechanism for skill development programmes have also been linked to specific outcomes achieved. Cost norms include support for components like mobilisation of candidates, trainers’ training, placement expenses, post-placement tracking/monitoring and infrastructure costs.

The proposal envisages the creation of a common norms committee under the chairmanship of secretary, ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship to bring about uniformity and standardisation among the skill development schemes of the central government. The committee will also consist of eight other representatives from relevant central ministries/departments, State governments, NSDA and NSDC, with a provision for inviting experts and other significant stakeholders who may be necessary in the decision making process. It will be empowered to revise/amend the common norms, schedules of the notification, training costs and funding norms for skill development programmes.

While the common norms would be applicable to the skill development schemes of the government of India being implemented through various ministries/departments, the state governments are also expected to align their skill development schemes with the common norms so as to bring in uniformity and standardization.

Comments

 

Other News

Covid-19: Daily new cases fall below 50K

India has leaped across several significant milestones in its fight against Covid-19. The new confirmed cases in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning have fallen below 50,000 (46,790, to be precise) for the first time in nearly three months. The last time the number of new cases was close to this level was on J

Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban: A way forward for sustainable sanitation

"Sanitation is more important than independence". --Mahatma Gandhi The world is moving towards global transformation and sanitation is an important aspect in the development of any country. The United Nations (UN) has observed in 2015-16 that 19.7%

Media taking advantage of a divided Bollywood: Shatrughan Sinha

Legendary film star and politician Shatrughan Sinha has said that friendship in Bollywood is limited to onscreen, and there is no unity and some news channels are taking advantage of this situation. “Groups within the industry or their supporters may sometimes come together for some c

‘2.40 lakh TB cases went unreported in India in 2019’

In India, only 2.40 million out of an estimated 2.64 million cases of tuberculosis were reported to the government, that is, 2,40,000 TB patients went unreported, in 2019, according to the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2020. The reporting of TB cases, however, has significantly increased ov

We must fight for Right to Information

Fifteen years back, the Right To Information (RTI) Act became operational on October 12, 2005. It was the auspicious day of Vijayadashmi. It appeared to herald a new evolution in Indian democracy. Citizens who had been advocating this law saw an opportunity of converting India’s defective elective de

Uddhav shoots back at governor’s sarcasm

As Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari went sarcastic and wrote to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, asking him if he had turned ‘secular’ – an epithet he hated, as the places of worship remain closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic; the Shiv Sena chief replied he did not need certificat

India Police Virtual Summit and Awards 2020

Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter