General Policy

What is this Youth?

A few months back, Youth for Policy and Dialogue came out with a report called, rather dramatically and truthfully so, “Indian Youth: Ignored Constituency”. The report spoke of the need to involve the young in policy making, called in to call time on merging youth affairs with sports affairs and, broadly speaking, recommended founding and … Continue reading

General Policy

Education and Technology: Why digital literacy must replace literacy as a parameter of education!

I do not want to waste time and space here to lament the Indian education system the way it exists today. Indeed the ground for developing talent into professionals is far from ideal and consistent efforts from the government to push the cause of education among the rural areas and the underprivileged urban communities have … Continue reading

General Policy / Skill Development

What are Sector Skill Councils?

NSDC has identified 20 broad high growth sectors to set up 28 sector skill councils across verticals. The objective of the SSCs include the following: • Setting up LMIS (Labour Market Information System) to assist planning and delivery of training. • Identification of skill development needs and preparing a catalogue of skill types • Develop … Continue reading

General Policy / Skill Development

How is the Mission structured?

The Skill Development Mission has been conceived in a manner which recognizes a convergent effort from the Central Ministries, State Governments and the Private Sector. The Structure consists of Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development for apex level policy directions, a National Skill Development Coordination Board, and a National Skill Development Corporation/Trust. The Central … Continue reading

General Policy / Skill Development

What is Skill Development Mission?

Skill Development Mission is a flagship program of the Government of India aimed at bridging the skill gap and create necessary skills for the estimated increase in employment through inclusive growth. The mission was launched with an outlay of ` 22800 crores. It is an agglomeration of programs and appropriate structures aimed at enhancing training … Continue reading