Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Current Affairs - 2020
On March 20, 2020, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship presented the update on National Policy on Skill Development in Rajya Sabha
The following initiatives have been taken under the policy by the Ministry since 2015
- The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana was launched under the policy. It provides short term skill training to the youth.
- SANKALP-Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion. It is a project supported by World Bank. It focuses on apprenticeship training and support ITIs.
- Sector Skill Councils were set up under National Occupation Standards. The Councils aim at improving the productivity of workers and reduce their skill gaps.
- STRIVE-The Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement scheme was launched under the policy. It aims to improve the skills of workers through industrial training institutes.
National Policy on Skill Development
The Policy was launched in 2009 and was upgraded in 2015. The Policy aims at providing umbrella framework that will link skills and demand.
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Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) announced and distributed Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) certificates to 500 candidates to boost their morale.
About Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Program
Recognition of Prior Learning certificates: The certified candidates are trained as well as assessed on their skill set under Recognition of prior Learning program of MSDE’s Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The certification will mobilise quality workforce and will reduce employer dependence for recognition, particularly for women who form a large part of workforce.
RPL Program: It is a program of Skill India that aims to certify the workforce as per National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) to rewards and enhance value of skilled manpower. RPL recognizes and certifies skills acquired through informal means, thus bringing about a major shift from un-organized sector to organized economy.