Rashtrapati Bhavan supports Skill India

Rashtrapati Bhavan supports Skill India

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-05-14 16:40 New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Skill India Programme is seeing implementation happen right at the residence of the Head of the State – the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is ensuring implementation of this programme through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and its ecosystem, by conducting Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) for 1500 employees at the President’s House across 18 job roles.   RPL is a process to evaluate skills and knowledge acquired outside the classroom for the purpose of recognizing competence against a given set of standards, competencies, or learning outcomes. It is practiced for a variety of purposes, for example an individual's standing in a profession, trades qualifications, academic achievement, recruitment, performance management, career and succession planning.   This programme being implemented at Rashtrapati Bhavan, will ensure that the people working at the President’s house get oriented to their job roles, are assessed on their existing skills and then certified basis the National Skill Qualification Framework approved by the industry and the government.   The splendour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan is multi-dimensional and it takes many skilled workers to maintain the grandeur and the magnificence of the building. It is imperative that their skills meet the standards mapped with their current job profile. The programme has begun on April 11 and will continue till May 31, 2016. Various Sector Skill Councils and affiliated Training Partners in the NSDC ecosystem are involved in the process.   The course is customised as per requirement at the President’s house. Some of the job roles in which employees who will be certified are gardeners, drivers, room attendants, housekeeping, electrical works, plumbers, carpenters, painters, security guards, office assistants, data entry operators, cooks, and laundry men.   Welcoming the initiative, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge)