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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 416
ANSWERED ON:  23.03.2020
Skill Development in All Sectors
Parbatbhai Savabhai Patel
Naranbhai Bhikhabhai Kachhadiya
Will the Minister of



SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Ministry has any proposal to initiate skill development in all the sectors;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Ministry is focusing its attention on preparing a capable taskforce for the prospective information technology hardware industry;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and
(e) the details of the steps taken to facilitate loan availability for skilled persons?


ANSWER
(a) to (e) A statement is laid on the Table of the House.











STATEMENT TO BE LAID ON THE TABLE OF LOK SABHA IN RESPECT OF PARTS (a) to (e) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. *416 FOR 23RD MARCH 2020 REGARDING “SKILL DEVELOPENT IN ALL SECTORS”.

In pursuance of the National Policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, the Government has been promoting establishment of Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) so as to ensure that skill development efforts being made by all stakeholders in different sectors are in accordance with actual needs of industry. SSCs are industry-led bodies responsible for creating Occupational Standards, developing competency framework, conducting Training of the Trainers’ Programmes, affiliation of Vocational Training Institutes, conducting skill gap studies in their respective sectors and most importantly assessment and certification of trainees on the curriculum aligned to National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). Presently there are 37 functional Sector Skill Councils covering all the priority sectors, sectors with large workforce and unorganized sectors. A list thereof is at Annexure.

Electronic Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) has been set up in the domain of Electronics & Hardware. Thrust of the Council is on establishing an effective and efficient ecosystem for development and imparting of outcome oriented skills for the electronics systems, design and manufacturing industry (ESDM) including relevant curriculum, courses, information database, delivery system, standardization, accreditation and certification processes to enhance the employability of the Indian workforce globally. The Council has trained 2.83 lakh persons out of which 1.12 lakh persons have been placed during 2017-18 to 2019-20. Further, the Ministry through its Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) has been providing long term vocational training in 137 NSQF compliant trades in 26 sectors including Electronics & Hardware in 15,697 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the country. Skill Courses have been designed leveraging new age technology to meet the requirement of Industry 4.0. and new age courses such as Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Agriculture, Geo informatics assistant, Aeronautical Structure & Equipment Fitter, Drone, Solar Technician, Technician Mechatronics etc have been introduced in National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) and ITIs.

Skill Loan Scheme of the Government being operated by Public Sector Banks provides loan facility to aspirants wanting to do skill development courses aligned to NSQF in any ITIs, Polytechnics or in a school recognised by Central or State Education Boards or in a college affiliated to recognised university, training partners affiliated to National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Sector Skill Councils, State Skill Development Missions, State Skill Corporation etc. Amount of loan ranges from Rs. 5,000/- to Rs.1,50, 000/- depending on the course with an interest rate of 11% to 12% and repayment schedule of 3 to 7 years. Loan is sanctioned without any processing fee or collateral security or third-party guarantee. Further, NSDC, through various programmes and initiatives, endeavours to provide support to trainees and training partners to facilitate self-employment / entrepreneurship. It has partnered with various Government Agencies and Non-Government organisations for extending benefits such as Mudra Loans, Entrepreneurship Support among others to the skilled candidates. It is also helping in creating capacity and strengthening placement cells of the training providers to encourage entrepreneurship.






Annexure

Annexure referred to in reply to LSSQ No. 416 to be answered on 23.03.2020 asked by SSHRI PARBATBHAI SAVABHAI PATEL and SHRI NARANBHAI KACHHADIYA regarding ‘SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN ALL SECTORS’.

The list of 37 functional Sector Skill Councils (SSCs)

S. No. Sector Name of the SSC
1 Automotive Automotive Skills Development Council
2 Retail Retailers Association’s Skill Council of India
3 IT-ITeS IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council
4 Media Media & Entertainment Skills Council
5 Rubber, Chemical & Petro-Chemical Rubber, Chemical & Petrochemical Sector Skill Council
6 Healthcare Healthcare Sector Skill Council
7 Gems & Jewellery Gems & Jewellery Skill Council of India
8 Electronics & Hardware Electronic Sector Skill Council of India
9 Agriculture Agriculture Skill Council of India
10 Telecom Telecom Sector Skill Council of India
11 BFSI Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) Sector Skill Council of India
12 Leather Leather Sector Skill Council
13 Food Processing Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative
14 Logistics Logistics Skill Council
15 Plumbing Indian Plumbing Skills Council
16 Capital Goods Capital Goods Skill Council
17 Construction Construction Skill Development Council of India
18 Life Sciences Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council
19 Aviation & AeroSpace Aviation & Aerospace Sector Skill Council
20 Iron & Steel Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council
21 Power Power Sector Skill Council
22 Mining Skill Council for Mining Sector
23 Textiles & Handlooms Textile Sector Skill Council
24 Apparels Apparel, Made-up & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council
25 Beauty & Wellness Beauty & wellness Sector Skill Council
26 Handicrafts Handicrafts & carpets Sector Skill Council
27 Tourism & Hospitality Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council
28 Infrastructure Equipment Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council
29 Sports Sports, Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure Sector Skill Council
30 Oil & Gas Hydro Carbon Sector Skill Council
31 Coating & Painting Paints and Coatings Skill Council
32 Green Jobs Skill Council for Green Jobs
33 PwD Skill Council for Persons with Disability
34 Domestic Workers Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council
35 Furniture & Fittings Furniture & Fittings Skill Council
36 Instrumentation Instrumentation, Automation, Surveillance & Communication Sector Skill Council
37 Management Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council

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