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CIL in pact with Ministry of Skill Development to impart training to 1.7 lakh people

Tags: Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Skill development, Coal India Limited, Entrepreneurship, National Skill Qualification Framework, S Bhattacharya

May 05, 2015 | COMMENTS ( 0 )

CIL in pact with Ministry of Skill Development to impart training to 1.7 lakh people

For imparting skill training to 1.7 lakh people, Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Coal India Limited (CIL) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement. As per the National Skill Qualification Framework, training will be provided over a period of two years.

Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, S Bhattacharya, Coal India chairman, Anil Swarup, Union Coal Secretary and Raghubar Das, Jharkhand Chief Minister were present during signing of MoA.

Speaking on the occasion, Rudy said besides the ten-year education period (schooling), a ten-week training skill was required for job guarantee. He said skill training certificates were mandatory for jobs along with educational certificates. The main motive of the programme was to promote special education and employment enhancing vocational skills.

As per the official release CIL would contribute funds to the National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) to be utilised for the purpose of implementation of skill development project.  Release further state that project would provide training and undertake 'Recognition of Prior Learning' (RPL) to 1.7 lakh people over a period of two years and NSDF would disburse funds to NSDC, which in turn, would set up a project management unit to manage the project.

The activities under the project would be RPL for unskilled and semi-skilled workers, skill training and certification for contract workers, fresh skill training for youth and women in operational areas and National Vocational Educational Qualification Framework in schools and infrastructure augmentation/up-gradation in Coal India training centres. The release added the major beneficiaries of the project would be semi-skilled workers.

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