National Skill Development Mission




Government has launched a National Skill Development Mission consisting of following three institutions:

Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development-under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister, for policy direction and review of spectrum of skill development efforts in country.

National Skill Development Coordination Board-under the chairmanship of Dy. Chairman Planning Commission to enumerate strategies to implement the decisions of PM’s council.

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a non-profit company under the Companies Act, 1956. The corporation is being funded by trust “National Skill Development Fund” to which the Government has contributed a sum of Rs.995.10 crores. The corporation is expected to mobilize about Rs.15, 000 crores from other governments, public sector entities, private sector, bilateral and multilateral sources. The corporation is expected to meet the skill training requirements of the labour market including that of unorganized sector.

National Policy on Skill Development (NPSD) approved by the Government has set a target for skilling 500 million persons by the year 2022. Concerned central Ministries will involve respective departments of state Governments and other stake holders to achieve the target. The details of target for different Ministries/Departments is at Annex-I. MoL&E would train 100 million and the same is planned to be achieved through the following schemes:

Name of the Scheme Target

Craftsmen Training Scheme 29.4 mn

Skill Development Centres 57.2 mn

Apprenticeship Training Scheme 05.4 mn

Skill Development Initiatives

through MES 11.0 mn

DGE&T field institutes 0.5 mn

Total 103.5 mn

NOTE: Distribution amongst ministries/Departments has been kept higher that 500 millions.

The objective of NSDC is to fulfill the growing need for skilled manpower in the country, mainly by fostering private sector initiatives in skill development.

The salient features of NSDC are:

1. Upgrade skills of work force through significant industry involvement especially for underprivileged sections of society and backward regions of the country.

2. Enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives for skill development through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models.

3. Prioritize initiatives that can have a multiplier or catalytic effect.

NSDC has a target of skilling / upskilling 150 mn people by the year 2022 and so far 3 proposals have been cleared to train 10,39,000 persons in next 10 years.

National Skill Development Fund NSDF (Trust) has allocated Rs.200 Crores to NSDC during FY 2009-10. NSDC has, so far released Rs 13.05 crores for

funding of following three proposals. During financial year 2009-10, a sum of Rs 7.15 crore was released. Rs 3.69 crores was released to Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council / Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Jaipur, Rajasthan and Rs. 3.46 crore was released to BASIX Academy for Building Life Long Employability Limited a company having Pan-India presence.

During the current financial year 2010-11, Rs.5.90 Crore has been released to Gram Tarang Employability Training Services Private Limited, Orissa. NSDC does not release funds to State governments.

The objective of NSDC is to skill/ upskill 150 million people in India including persons from rural areas by the year 2022, mainly by fostering private sector initiatives in skill development programmes and providing viability gap funding. NSDC would cover skills from the organized as well as from the un-organized sector.

NSDC will play a significant enabling role in some of essential support services like curriculum, faculty and their training, standards and quality assurance, technology platforms, student placement mechanisms and setting up standards and accreditation systems in partnership with industry associations. All these with participation of industry would improve quality of human resources.

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shri Harish Rawat .


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