Update on National Policy on Skill Development

On March 20, 2020, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship presented the update on National Policy on Skill Development in Rajya Sabha

Highlights

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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