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CMs’ sub-group on skill development to file report in 15 days


  • The sub-group of chief ministers on skill development will submit its final report to the Prime Minister’s Office within 15 days, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said.
  • It’s also suggested that the 50 per cent of a corporate social responsibility fund should be used for skill development and there should be a long-term policy from states and the Centre for 5-10 years for the purpose.
  • Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi highlighted the need for creating infrastructure for skill development and attracting investment, especially in the North-East.
  • The group of chief ministers by NITI Aayog was set up to suggest measures to strengthen the State Skill Development Missions to boost capacity and improve standards of skilling at the state level.
  • It was also asked to examine the private sector’s role in skill development and suggest ways for improved partnership in curriculum development, delivery mechanism, pedagogy, certification, trainer attachment, apprenticeship training and financing.
  • It also suggested ways to mobilise panchayats, municipalities and civil society organisations as also the Railways and Armed Forces to participate in these efforts.
  • It was also entrusted with proposing ways of career guidance and post-training placement tracking and suggesting state-level innovative measures for up-scaling of pilots, sharing best practices, dissemination and replication by other states/UTs.

Source: ET

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