Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge today unveiled and dedicated the Official Web portal Directorate General of Training & Employment (DGET), M/o Labour & Employment to the nation for the effective implementation of Skill Development Scheme (SDIS) to promote training of around 6 lakh people in the Country annually. The portal is is developed by the Helwatt Paackard, India.
Unveiling the Web Portal Shri Kharge termed the occasion as a new beginning and is making one step forward in fulfilling the main aim of our Government to bring good governance. He said any Govt. scheme is always supported by funding incurred from public exchequer which needs to have a proper in-built mechanism to check & monitor the physical progress and financial expenditures on regular basis. Such a scheme like Skill Development Initiative encompassing a huge number of people from all over the country is quite difficult to handle and hence, tracking must be based on setting up of an efficient “Management Information System(MIS)”. I am quite confident that this powerful Web-portal would not only facilitate DGET in all these aspects but also enable to keep a track over outcome of the Scheme, Shri Kharge added.
The Minister said the National Skill Policy has been articulated at the behest of Prime Minister’s National Council on Skills Development. He reiterated the mission statement of the National Policy on Skill Development that it will empower all individuals through improved skills, knowledge and nationally-internationally recognized qualifications to gain access to decent employment and ensure India’s competitiveness in the global market. The minister said we must remember that this national Skill Policy is an integral part of comprehensive economic, labour and social policies so as to establish a framework for better coordination among various Ministries, States, industry and other stakeholders.
He expressed the hope that this On-line access to the countrymen from enrollment & admission to training and Certification will certainly begin a new chapter with true inclusiveness in the skill building process of our country.
In his welcome address, Shri Sharda Prasad,Director General, DGET and Joint Secretary in the M/o Labour & Employment said with this webportal, timely access to information across stakeholders would be available, thereby enabling better citizen centric services in a transparent manner. The SDIS Web Portal will also help in State Governments in registering candidates, the Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) and empanelled Assessing Bodies (ABs). It also tracks the creation of training/assessment batches, publishing test results and dispersal of online certificates.
The SDIS is a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme and is launched by the Directorate General of Training & Employment (DGET), M/o Labour & Employment for the early school leavers and existing workers especially in the informal sector. It was operationalised on 24th May, 2007 and initially the project target for training and testing of one million persons over a period of 5 years was fixed. Thereafter the the target of training of one million person per year has been taken up. The Modular Employable Skill (MES)- National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) certificate issued after the prescribed training is recognized nationally and internationally for gainful employment.