New Delhi,
Power Sector Skill Council (PSSC), an organisation created with a mandate to facilitate promotion of skill development and employability across Power Sector entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) at Imphal to take up skill training and certification of employees of MSPDCL.  The initiative will include training delivery [based on applicable National Occupational Standards/Qualification Packs (NOS/QPs) for concerned job role] for Lineman and other category of staff.  In the initial phase, the initiative will be under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

The MoU was signed between Power Sector Skill Council (PSSC) represented by Shri Vinod Behari, Chief Executive Officer and Shri R. Sudhan, Managing Director, Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) in the august presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister-Manipur, Shri Okram Ibobi Singh.  Also, present on the occasion were Minister Labour Employment & Skill Development-Manipur, Chief Secretary-Manipur, Secretary Power and Secretary Labour–Manipur and Shri P.C. Jain, Head-Certification & Quality Assurance of Power Sector Skill Council (PSSC).

It may be recalled that PSSC has signed similar MoUs in other States, which inter-alia provides for stakeholders commitments to pursue skill development initiatives, leading to improved employability and productivity of existing and potential employees and also an assurance to give preference in employment to such candidates and youth, who have been skill trained and certified by PSSC.  Similar MoU signing and initiative roll out are in process in other States such as Bihar, Chattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, etc.


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