GoI starts SWADES scheme for skill mapping of overseas citizens

The government of India has launched a new initiative ‘SWADES’(Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support) to conduct a skill mapping exercise of the Indian citizens returning from overseas under the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’. This initiative aims to make a database of qualified citizens supported their skillsets and knowledge to tap into and fulfil the demand of Indian and foreign companies.

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This is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and therefore the Ministry of External Affairs. The online form available on www.nsdcindia.org/swades has been created to collect the required details of the returning citizens. The form contains details associated with the work sector, job title, employment, years of experience.

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  • Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: Mahendra Nath Pandey.
  • Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation: Hardeep Singh Puri.
  • Minister of External Affairs: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

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