National Skill Development Mission

Ministry/Department:  Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • To provide a strong institutional framework at the Centre and States for implementation of skilling activities in the country.
  • To train 40.2 crore people by 2022
  • The Mission has been developed to create convergence across sectors and States in terms of skill training activities.
  • National Skill Development Mission would not only consolidate and coordinate skilling efforts, but also expedite decision making across sectors to achieve skilling at scale with speed and standards
  • It will be implemented through a streamlined institutional mechanism driven by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
  • Institutional mechanisms is three tiered:
    • Governing Council for policy guidance at apex level,
    • Steering Committee and
    • Mission Directorate (along with an Executive Committee) as the executive arm of the Mission.
  • Mission Directorate will be supported by three other institutions:
    • National Skill Development Agency (NSDA),
    • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and
    • Directorate General of Training (DGT).
  • Seven sub-missions have been proposed initially to act as building blocks for achieving overall objectives of the Mission. They are:
    1. Institutional Training,
    2. Infrastructure,
    3. Convergence,
    4. Trainers,
    5. Overseas Employment,
    6. Sustainable Livelihoods,
    7. Leveraging Public Infrastructure.
Factual Information:
  • Approved and started in 2015

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