Continuation post to Missions and Schemes for Skill Development In India Part 1
Here we bring to our readers the next part of our previous post. Missions and Schemes for Skill Development In India
Director General of Training – Modular Employable Skills – DGT-MES
Ministry of labor along with the government of India has in synergy launched the modular employable skills MES under the aegis of SDI or skill development initiative. This scheme focus on school dropouts or the people who do not have relevant work skills, particularly from unorganized sector. The motto is to train the people working in the unorganized sector so well that they get sufficient employment at proper companies. This scheme has been functional since 2007. It has shown some very promising results by far. Thousands of unemployed school dropouts have been benefited by this scheme. They now have an opportunity to live with dignity. This scheme is also unique in the sense that it gives priority to the individuals who have been abused as a child labor.
Ministry of Labor and Employment – MoLE
MoLE or ministry of labor and employment is one of the oldest organization in India working towards the welfare of the labor class. Its major objective is to safeguard and protect the interests of the working labor class. This organization lays special emphasis on the upliftment of urban and rural poor. This government agency is responsible for making and formulating child and women welfare schemes also. National Career Services which helps such people get post-training and skilling jobs is also a part of the ministry of labor and employment.
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act – NREGA
NREGA: better known as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is a government of India act which guarantees right to work in the rural areas, providing wage employment to unskilled manual labor. This act assures 100 days of employment to one member of the rural household. Employment under NREGA has legal clauses and the employment schemes are directly implemented by the gram panchayats. This scheme provides financial security and also helps in protecting the economic status of women in rural areas.
Ministry Of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship – MSDE
MSDE or ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship is the nodal agency which is responsible for taking note of all the skill development schemes and missions that are floating in the country. It takes care of building the relevant skill up gradation programs across the country. According to the official statement, the MSDE has the following objective.
“The Ministry is responsible for the coordination 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.
The Ministry aims to Skill on a large Scale with Speed and high Standards in order to achieve its vision of a ‘Skilled India’.
It is aided in these initiatives by its functional arms – National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and 33 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) as well as 187 training partners registered with NSDC. The Ministry also intends to work with the existing network of skill development centers, universities and other alliances in the field. Further, collaborations with relevant Central Ministries, State governments, international organizations, industry, and NGOs have been initiated for multi-level engagement and more impactful implementation of skill development efforts.”