Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that it is estimated that 10.4 crore fresh entrants will be entering the labour market during the period 2015 to 2022. In cognizance of this fact, the Government has notified the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship on 15.07.2015, to provide a roadmap to meet the challenge of Skilling on a large Scale at Speed with high Standards to ensure Sustainable livelihoods for all citizens in the country.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Rudy said, the Ministry has also launched the National Skill Development Mission to create convergence across sectors and States in terms of skill training activities. Further, to achieve the vision of ‘Skilled India’, the National Skill Development Mission would not only consolidate and coordinate skilling efforts, but also expedite decision making across sectors to achieve skilling at scale with speed and standards. It will be implemented through a streamlined institutional mechanism driven by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The Mission document recommends an institutional structure at the State level which would be driven by the State Skill Development Mission and would replicate the insti tutional structure of the National Mission at State level.
The Minister said, to promote sector specific skill training programmes in the country, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a public private partnership entity has been set-up by the Government. As on 30th June, 2015, there are 211 NSDC affiliated training partners with 3669 operational training centres, including 745 mobile centres with coverage across the Country. The National Skill Development Mission proposes to converge all skill training efforts across the Country, in order to meet the challenge of skilling in the Country.