26.5% of the NSDC trainees from SC/ST/OBCs

As per data with the government, a total of 28.22 lakh people were trained by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) from 2011-12 to 2014-15.

Out of the 28.22 lakh trainees, 26.5% belong to the SCs, STs and OBCs. The NSDC was established to impart various vocational skills in unemployed youth. The NSDC extends training through various Sector Skill Councils (SSCs). The National Skill Development Corporation, (NSDC) is a one of its kind, Public Private Partnership in India, under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. It aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality, for-profit vocational institutions. 

National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC)

NSDC provides funding to build scalable, for-profit vocational training initiatives. Its mandate is also to enable support systems such as quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships.

NSDC acts as a catalyst in skill development by providing funding to enterprises, companies and organisations that provide skill training. It will also develop appropriate models to enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives. The differentiated focus for the 21 sectors under NSDC’s purview and its understanding of their viability will make every sector attractive to private investment.

Extra info:
The NSDA came into existence on 6 June 2013 through a gazette notification.[1] It subsumed the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development (PMNCSD), the National Skill Development Coordination Board (NSDCB) and the Office of the Adviser to PM on Skill Development.
So lets do:
Who is the Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship?
As per the recent data released how many trained by NSDC from 2011-12 to 2014-15?

Source – The Hindu


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