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“Shortage Of Trainers Is A Challenge”

Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on ambitious government plan of maing millions of youth job-ready...

“Shortage Of Trainers Is A Challenge”
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“Shortage Of Trainers Is A Challenge”
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2017-03-12T09:45:09+05:30

Steering an ambitious ­government plan of making millions of youth job-ready, minister of skill development and entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy tells Lola Nayar that after being in the making for more than two years, an “answerable structure” is ­finally in place and would ­enable the outcomes to be checked “physically”. Excerpts from the interview.

A plethora of skill-development schemes have been announced in the 2017-18 budget. How are the proposed initiatives different from earlier programmes?

The biggest challenge was that there are 24 ministries and 50-odd departments, with each one of them doing skilling in their own way. In the past two-and-half years, we have been able to create an ecosystem for skilling. The language, the parameters and the outcomes have been defined. The structure and the process are now in place and so we have started rolling out the schemes. This is an answerable structure in which you can physically check the outcome.… The biggest challenge was to look for those who have to be trained. These are not high-end educational skills; we are talking about entry-level skills for the largest employment segment (around 80 per cent) in the Rs 8,000-15,000 per month slab. If they are good, then they keep on migrating up. The total budgetary allocation to us so far has been around Rs 32,000 crore. As we are answerable for the money’s utilisation, we are cautious about how the training takes place—at an international skill centre or a Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Kendra (PMKVK) or a Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK). The PMKKs are the benchmark of skill centres in every parliamentary constituency and others have to match their levels of training and process. While the processes and structures are in place, we still...

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