12 Apr 2012

Skill Development Mission


   The Ministry of  Labour & Employment has launched a National Skill Development Mission in the Eleventh Five Year Plan with the following three tier structure:
i.                     Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister, for policy direction and review of skill development efforts in the country.
ii.              National Skill Development Coordination Board (NSDCB) under the Chairmanship of Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission to enumerate strategies to implement the decisions of PM’s Council.
iii.            National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a not- for-profit company under the Companies Act, 1956. The corporation is being funded by the trust “National Skill Development Fund” to which the Government has contributed a sum of Rs.1495.10 crore during Eleventh Five Year Plan.

             Till 29th February, 2012, NSDC has approved 52 proposals involving a total financial commitment of about Rs. 1214 crore. Out of this, Rs. 179.36 crore have been disbursed.

             The National Sample Survey Office in the year 2009-10 estimated the number of new entrants in the labour market, to be 5.0 million per annum. However, a study has been conducted by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), according to which the incremental requirement of skilled manpower in 21 high growth sectors by the year 2022 is estimated to be 347 million. The detail are as follows:

 S.No.
Sector/Industry
Incremental Human Resource Requirement
( in lakh)
1.      
      Building and Construction Industry
330
2.         
      Real Estate Services
140
3.
Gem and Jewellery
46
4.
Leather and Leather Goods
46
5.
Organized Retails
173
6.
Textile and Clothing
262
7.
Electronic and IT Hardware
33
8.
Auto and Auto Components
350
9.
IT and ITES
53
10
Banking, Finance Services and Insurance
42
11
Furniture and Furnishing
34
12
Infrastructure Structure
1030
13
Tourism and Hospitality   Services
36
14
Construction Material and Building Hardware
14
15
Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
19
16
Food Processing
93
17
Healthcare
127
18
Transportation and Logistics
177
19
Media and Entertainment
30
20
Education and Skill Development Services
58
21
Select informal employment sectors (domestic help, beauticians, facility management, security guards)
376

Incremental
3470

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